Apr12

Q & A with Kate Aldrich

By: Suzanne Whitney Bizet’s smoldering drama is an opera focused on the life, desires, and lovers of one woman: Carmen. She is a heroine unlike any other—sultry, mercurial, and forever free. It takes a special artist to embody Carmen’s...

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Mar29

Carmen 101 – Characters and Plot

By: Suzanne Whitney & Bethany Wood “Libre elle est née et libre elle mourra!” or “Free she was born and free she will die!” are Carmen’s famous words about herself. Both the character and the music of Bizet’s Carmen...

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Dec16

The Shining 101 – Characters and Synopsis

By: Suzanne Whitney & Bethany Wood In February and March of 2022, Opera Colorado presents the regional premiere of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s opera The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King. It may seem unnecessary to...

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Dec9

Opera Innovators: Louisa Muller

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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Oct20

Q & A with Melissa Citro

By: Suzanne Whitney Soprano Melissa Citro’s return to Opera Colorado has been a long time coming. As many will remember, this production of Puccini’s Tosca was originally scheduled for May of 2020. So, to say it is a joy...

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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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Sep15

Tosca 101 – Characters and Synopsis

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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