Feb11

A Q & A with Will Liverman (Silvio)

By Kelly Maxwell Baritone Will Liverman is an agile performer, adept at navigating classic operatic repertoire, new avant-garde works, and jazz. He is at home in the hypnotic soundscape of Philip Glass, in beloved operas such as La bohème...

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Oct22

A Q & A with Megan Marino (Rosina)

By Kelly Maxwell Mezzo-soprano Megan Marino is a firecracker. Both on-stage and off, she positively radiates passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity. If any opera singer embodies the “yes, and…” of improv, it is Marino. Both accepting and assertive, she constantly...

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Sep10

Where Are They Now: Tenor Brett Sprague

With the 2019-20 Artists in Residence starting their contracts this week, we wanted to highlight one of the Program’s distinguished alumni. Tenor Brett Sprague is an accomplished singer who is taking the European opera world by storm. Brett was...

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Jun11

Meet the 2019-20 Artists in Residence

Opera Colorado is excited to announce our incoming 2019-20 Artists in Residence. We’re especially pleased to share the news that this group of seven artists includes three familiar names: Kira Dills-DeSurra (mezzo-soprano), Eric McConnell (bass-baritone), and Tyler Tucker (coach-accompanist),...

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Apr25

A Q&A with Stage Director Matthew Ozawa

Stage Director Matthew Ozawa made his Opera Colorado debut with the 2017-18 production of La Bohème. Now he’s back to close the 2018-19 season with The Marriage of Figaro. By Tamara Vallejos Arts education played an important role in...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Ari Pelto

Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Watching Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto conduct a rehearsal is an exhausting and fascinating experience. Knowing that he doesn’t philosophically separate the musical score from...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Alison Moritz

Stage Director Alison Moritz. Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell When stage director Alison Moritz gives notes in a rehearsal, she delivers them with her entire being. She gestures and moves through her direction and you can tell...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Malcolm MacKenzie

Baritone Malcolm MacKenzie (Germont). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell While on the road, baritone Malcolm MacKenzie is a powerhouse performer. A seasoned professional, he accepts the challenges of old and new roles alike, with open arms and...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Eric Barry

Tenor Eric Barry (Alfredo). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Kelly Maxwell Tenor Eric Barry is a man of many talents. That phrase often gets thrown around, but he actually has the skills to back it up. Not only is he an...

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Oct29

La Traviata: Cecilia Violetta López

Soprano Cecilia Violetta López (Violetta). Photo: Opera Colorado/Kelly Maxwell By Tamara Vallejos Even by the highly imaginative standards of opera, soprano Cecilia Violetta López (who makes her Opera Colorado debut as Violetta in La Traviata) has a backstory unique among those...

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