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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Steal a Pencil for Me: Meet Adriana Zabala

By Kelly Maxwell Mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala knows exactly what she wants. Her direction and enthusiasm for her work are enough to make even the most focused among us green with existential envy. And you’d be hard pressed to find...

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Steal a Pencil for Me: Meet Gideon Dabi

By Kelly Maxwell Gideon Dabi is an opera singer with a dry sense of humor, a love of professional wrestling, and an almost mathematical approach to his craft. He’s also making his Opera Colorado debut in the world premiere...

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Steal a Pencil for Me: Meet Inna Dukach

By Kelly Maxwell Russian-American soprano Inna Dukach appears to have stepped out of another era. Her look is both modern and retro, with an enviable ease to it. In Steal a Pencil for Me, she appears without a wig...

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Steal A Pencil For Me: Meet Maestro Ari Pelto

By Kelly Maxwell The world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me opens this Thursday evening—and few people know better than Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto the long and exciting process of getting this new opera ready for...

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