Jun27

How Opera Paved the Way for Musicals

Musicals have become an integral part of the performing arts. They captivate audiences with their blend of music, dance, and storytelling. While they may seem like a distinct genre, musicals have deep roots that can be traced back to...

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Apr26

Q&A with Aria Umezawa

By: Jennifer Colgan Are you excited about our spring production of Puccini’s Turandot? This production is one of great renown in the repertoire and a favorite among opera aficionados. Tickets are going quickly for Turandot! Get yours today for...

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Mar9

Q&A with Joyce DiDonato

By: Jennifer Colgan Every spring, Opera Colorado presents a magnificent gala that is instrumental in raising funds that support our mission. On May 13, 2023, we are honored to welcome internationally-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the featured performer at...

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Feb28

Q&A with Michelle DeYoung

By Jennifer Colgan On March 30, Opera Colorado is proud to partner with the Robert and Judi Newman Center to present a recital featuring Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung accompanied by pianist Cody Guy Garrison. The program features gorgeous songs...

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Feb1

Q&A with Designer Robert Perdziola

By: Jennifer Colgan Pittsburgh native Robert Perdziola has designed sets and costumes for some of the biggest opera houses in the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera. This winter, he lends his...

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Jan18

Q&A with Director Chas Rader-Shieber

By: Jennifer Colgan It is not an easy feat to direct an entire opera, much less one that is rarely performed and being built from scratch. However, Chas Rader-Shieber is up to the task for our winter production of...

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Dec2

The Music of Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)

By: Jennifer Colgan Paul is a widowed artist who is grieving the death of his wife, Marie. Even the city he lives in—Bruges—haunts him.  Life is turned upside down when Paul meets the bright and passionate Marietta, the mirror...

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Oct25

Rigoletto in Pop Culture

By: Jennifer Colgan Some of the best-known opera arias have made their way into movies, commercials, video games, and more, hundreds of years after the composer set their pen to paper. Have you ever wondered what causes some opera...

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Oct4

Opera Stories: Revenge Gone Wrong

By: Jennifer Colgan People often say, “revenge is sweet.” There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the bad guy get his just desserts. Opera is full of satisfying revenge stories, from Elektra’s bloody retribution against her father’s murderers to...

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