Q & A with Director Christopher Mattaliano

By: Suzanne Whitney Christopher Mattaliano has worn many hats throughout his career—from stage director, to educator, to artistic director for opera companies and music festivals, to a member of Opera America’s Board of Directors. Throughout all aspects of his...

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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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Q & A with Mezzo-Soprano Kira Dills-DeSurra

By: Jennifer Colgan Opera Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Season kicks off with a spectacular semi-staged production of Cavalleria rusticana.  If you are a longtime Opera Colorado attendee, you will recognize several faces on stage, including mezzo-soprano Kira Dills-DeSurra as Lola....

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Q & A with Director David Lefkowich

By: Suzanne Whitney Our 40th Anniversary Season marks the third in a row director David Lefkowich has created something masterful for Opera Colorado. During the 2019-20 Season, his beautiful Pagliacci was the final production staged by Opera Colorado before...

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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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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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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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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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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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