May3

Guide Dogs In Training at the Opera

By: Angelica DiIorio In historic buildings, it is easy to wonder who could have occupied the same seat as you. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House has tens of thousands of incredible patrons who attend the opera, the ballet, and...

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Apr26

Top Ten French Words in Carmen

By: Angelica DiIorio We at Opera Colorado are excited to close our 2021-22 Season with the well-known opera Carmen. The composer Georges Bizet was born in Paris and the opera is performed in his native French. However, you do...

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Apr8

Carmen 101—Carmen in Pop Culture

By: Angelica DiIorio What do Doritos, The Muppets, and the Olympics all have in common? You would never guess it, but the answer is opera, specifically the “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen. You have probably heard the “Habanera” somewhere before,...

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Mar15

New Sets for The Pirates of Penzance

By: Angelica DiIorio The scenery is an integral part of any production—it invites the audience to be a part of the story. For many operas, sets are created and shared among opera houses, giving each production a classic feel....

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Mar8

Setting Sail with The Pirates of Penzance

By: Angelica DiIorio As part of our Opera on Tour program, the 2021-22 Opera Colorado Artists in Residence are bringing a new abridged production of The Pirates of Penzance to groups of all ages throughout Colorado. The Opera on...

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Feb10

The Shining 101 – The Creation of an Opera

By: Betsy Schwarm Put the iconic image of a leering, sneering Jack Nicholson out of your mind. Set aside those oft-quoted lines: “Here’s Johnny” and “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.” That’s the film by...

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Feb3

The Stanley Hotel: A Piece of Colorado History

By: Bethany Wood & Jennifer Colgan Nestled in among the majestic peaks of Rocky Mountain National Parks lies The Stanley Hotel, a beautiful and historic retreat, but one fateful visit in 1974 changed the story of this hotel forever....

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Jan5

Meet the Composer: Paul Moravec

By: Angelica DiIorio Music has been an important part of composer Paul Moravec’s life from a young age. His interest in composition helped guide everything from what he studied to the career he built. Moravec has composed over 100...

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