Jun30

Opera Innovators: Mark Campbell and Paul Moravec

By: Suzanne Whitney Throughout opera’s history, composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving art form. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and...

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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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Apr12

Q & A with Kate Aldrich

By: Suzanne Whitney Bizet’s smoldering drama is an opera focused on the life, desires, and lovers of one woman: Carmen. She is a heroine unlike any other—sultry, mercurial, and forever free. It takes a special artist to embody Carmen’s...

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Mar8

Setting Sail with The Pirates of Penzance

By: Angelica DiIorio As part of our Opera on Tour program, the 2021-22 Opera Colorado Artists in Residence are bringing a new abridged production of The Pirates of Penzance to groups of all ages throughout Colorado. The Opera on...

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Feb17

Q & A with Edward Parks

By: Jennifer Colgan GRAMMY® Award-winning baritone Edward Parks makes his Opera Colorado debut this winter as the iconic Jack Torrance in Moravec and Campbell’s The Shining, on stage at the Ellie starting February 26. Along with being a prolific...

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Jan19

Opera Explained: Doubling Roles

By: Jennifer Colgan Why do we double roles? Have you ever been enjoying a night at the theater or opera, and seen the same artist in multiple roles? It’s more common than you think. The reasons this happens are...

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Dec9

Opera Innovators: Louisa Muller

By: Suzanne Whitney Throughout opera’s history, composers, librettists, directors, and artists of all kinds have contributed to this ever-evolving art form. Despite the public perception of opera being a bit stodgy, today’s operatic artists are trying out new and...

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Nov11

Q & A with Baritone Luis Ledesma

By: Angelica DiIorio Baritone Luis Ledesma is making his mainstage debut at Opera Colorado, following his performance in Canciones de Nuestras Tierras (Songs of Our Homelands) at Denver Botanical Gardens this past May. A true performer, Luis can easily...

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Oct20

Q & A with Melissa Citro

By: Suzanne Whitney Soprano Melissa Citro’s return to Opera Colorado has been a long time coming. As many will remember, this production of Puccini’s Tosca was originally scheduled for May of 2020. So, to say it is a joy...

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