A Q & A with Will Liverman (Silvio)

By Kelly Maxwell Baritone Will Liverman is an agile performer, adept at navigating classic operatic repertoire, new avant-garde works, and jazz. He is at home in the hypnotic soundscape of Philip Glass, in beloved operas such as La bohème...

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Pagliacci 101. Part 1

By Kelly Maxwell “Imagine those paired theater masks: one laughing and one weeping. It’s a familiar image, one in use since ancient Greece where the masks served to delineate characters in a stage production. In the world of opera,...

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Pagliacci 101. Part 2

By Kelly Maxwell If you ask anyone to hum a melody from an opera, even if they have never seen an opera, they are very likely to hum the iconic line from Pagliacci. The soaring tenor line of “Vesti...

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An End of Year Review

Greetings, As 2019 comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect upon this year’s successes and look forward to all that is to come in 2020. It is remarkable how much Opera Colorado accomplished over the course...

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A Q & A with Megan Marino (Rosina)

By Kelly Maxwell Mezzo-soprano Megan Marino is a firecracker. Both on-stage and off, she positively radiates passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity. If any opera singer embodies the “yes, and…” of improv, it is Marino. Both accepting and assertive, she constantly...

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Barber of Seville 101

By Kelly Maxwell When it comes to opera, it is hard to find a more recognizable score than The Barber of Seville. From the iconic overture, to the finale, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the most widely performed operas...

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Where Are They Now: Tenor Brett Sprague

With the 2019-20 Artists in Residence starting their contracts this week, we wanted to highlight one of the Program’s distinguished alumni. Tenor Brett Sprague is an accomplished singer who is taking the European opera world by storm. Brett was...

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Meet the 2019-20 Artists in Residence

Opera Colorado is excited to announce our incoming 2019-20 Artists in Residence. We’re especially pleased to share the news that this group of seven artists includes three familiar names: Kira Dills-DeSurra (mezzo-soprano), Eric McConnell (bass-baritone), and Tyler Tucker (coach-accompanist),...

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Spotlight On: Ronell Oliveri

Wigs in the process of being styled by Ronell Oliveri (background), Opera Colorado’s longtime wig and makeup designer. Photo: Jamie Kraus SPOTLIGHT ON… Ronell Oliveri Wig & Makeup Designer After more than twenty years working in theater, Ronell Oliveri’s...

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A Q&A with Stage Director Matthew Ozawa

Stage Director Matthew Ozawa made his Opera Colorado debut with the 2017-18 production of La Bohème. Now he’s back to close the 2018-19 season with The Marriage of Figaro. By Tamara Vallejos Arts education played an important role in...

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