OC Stories: Q & A with Stephen Variames

By Suzanne Whitney Each year the Opera Colorado Artist in Residence program brings incredible emerging artists to Denver. They perform in mainstage productions, in educational programs for students and community members throughout Colorado’s the frontrange, and they have the...

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Opera Innovators: Nmon Ford

Throughout opera’s history composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving artform. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and inventive musical styles, developing...

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OC Archives: Kelly Markgraf in As One (2017)

By: Suzanne Whitney As One is a 75-minute chamber opera that chronicles one individual’s journey toward self-realization. In this chamber opera two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender female protagonist. Fifteen songs...

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Opera Explained: What is Tempo?

Opera Explained: What is Tempo? By: Suzanne Whitney I fell in love with opera as a middle school student on a school trip to see Madama Butterfly. I was the only student bouncing with excitement on the way to...

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