Jun14

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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May3

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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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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May12

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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Mar18

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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Feb26

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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Dec15

OC Stories: Q & A with Katie Preissner

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 Katie Preissner, Director of Production and Artistic Services,...

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Dec1

Get to Know the Artists of OC Amplified

  By: Jennifer Colgan At the end of October, we announced a new programming initiative, Opera Colorado Amplified, bringing both in-person and digital performances to audiences in lieu of our 2020-21 mainstage season. OC Amplified is designed to expand...

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Oct30

Ghosts at the Ellie

By: Suzanne Whitney Whenever a theater goes dark, there is always one single bulb left burning. This is called the ghost light. While its accepted function is to prevent any unwary visitors from tumbling headfirst into the orchestra pit,...

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