OC Stories: Being an Opera Volunteer

The word “opera” is derived from “opus,” meaning work or effort. These works of art truly a labor of love. We would not be able to do it without our whole team, especially our volunteers. We want to celebrate...

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OC Stories—Mike Griebl Scenic Supervisor

By: Angelica DiIorio Neither snow nor rain nor heat has kept Scenic Supervisor Mike Griebl from ensuring the sets of Rigoletto are ready for opening night. In a career spanning more than twenty years, Mr. Griebl has supervised the...

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What the Opera Colorado Staff Did Last Summer

By: Angelica DiIorio When the curtain closed on our May 2022 production of Carmen, the Opera Colorado staff had a little downtime before fully kicking off our 40th Anniversary Season this fall. While we used this time to prepare...

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From Stage to Studio: Recording a World Premiere

By: Jennifer Colgan In 2018, Opera Colorado presented the world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me by composer Gerald Cohen and librettist Deborah Brevoort. This poignant opera tells the story of two Dutch Jews, Jaap and Ina Polak, who fell in love...

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Guide Dogs In Training at the Opera

By: Angelica DiIorio In historic buildings, it is easy to wonder who could have occupied the same seat as you. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House has tens of thousands of incredible patrons who attend the opera, the ballet, and...

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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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OC Stories: Q & A with Cherity Koepke

By: Jennifer Colgan As part of our OC Stories blog series, we’re introducing you to the people that make Opera Colorado work. We recently got a chance to catch up with Cherity Koepke, Director of Education & Community Engagement,...

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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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