Sep29

Before the Opera

By: Suzanne Whitney Opera has a long and rich history. The history and traditions are fun for those in the know, but can be a barrier to entry for opera newbies. So many questions come up surrounding not just...

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Sep23

Tosca 101 – Part One

By: Suzanne Whitney “I lived for art. I lived for love.” These famous words of Floria Tosca have endeared her to so many opera lovers over the years. And while Puccini’s Tosca holds many beautiful moments of tenderness, this...

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Sep1

What Is Opera Buffa?

By: Suzanne Whitney  Opera can be an intimidating genre of music. The performances are long, often sung in a foreign language, and there are so many different terms to learn and remember! Well, we are here to clear things...

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Aug31

Q & A With Vee Butler & Bethany Wood

By: Suzanne Whitney As part of our OC Stories blog series, we’re introducing you to the people that make Opera Colorado work. We are delighted to say that the Opera Colorado team is growing! For this installment, we took...

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Jul20

Opera Innovators: Cecilia Violetta López

By: Suzanne Whitney Throughout opera’s history, composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving art form. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and...

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May26

Opera Explained: What Is an Aria?

By: Suzanne Whitney Opera can be an intimidating genre of music. The performances are long, it is often sung in a foreign language, and there are so many different terms to learn and remember! Well, we are here to...

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May12

Spotlight on the Opera Colorado Orchestra

By: Suzanne Whitney Over the past year, we’ve missed the entire Opera Colorado family. This includes our staff, visiting artists, crew, production team, and of course, the members of our very own Opera Colorado Orchestra!  We are so proud...

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May7

The Artists of Canciones de Nuestra Tierras

Canciones de Nuestras Tierras (Songs of Our Homelands) invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Latinx music and culture at Denver Botanic Gardens. Discover festive performances of opera, works by Latinx composers, mariachi, and baile folklórico as you stroll through...

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