May24

May Tour Blog – Day 7

By Cherity Koepke It’s Wednesday readers! Two more days of our 2018 Greater Colorado Tour before we head back to Denver. Today’s blog will be a bit less text and more photos. Not because I have nothing to write...

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May23

May Tour Blog – Day 6

By Cherity Koepke I wake to the sound of rain on the roof, which is usually one of my favorite things in the world, but today it’s a tad irritating. I had just managed to fall asleep. That’s another...

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May22

May Tour Blog – Day 5

By Cherity Koepke Happy Monday readers and welcome back to tour! After a wonderful Celebration Concert yesterday, we’re on the road again this week, headed to Lake City, Hotchkiss, and Parachute before returning to Denver on Friday evening. It’s...

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May21

May Tour Blog – Day 4

By Cherity Koepke Good morning readers! We’re finished up our first week of tour in Fort Collins! Yesterday was a travel day and a much needed vocal day off for the Young Artists. Today they have a double bill...

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May17

May Tour Blog – Day 3

By Cherity Koepke Readers – do you remember how in yesterday’s blog I said that tour is never dull? Those words proved prophetic. Read on and you’ll see why. We got up early today for our call. We have...

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May16

May Tour Blog – Day 2

By Cherity Koepke Good morning readers. Today is a rarity on tour—we don’t have to be up early! After spending a nice night in Salida, our performance isn’t until 2:40 PM today, so everyone got to sleep in. They...

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May15

May Tour Blog – Day 1

By Cherity Koepke Good morning readers! Yesterday, Opera Colorado closed our production of Falstaff—and today we leave on tour. I’ll just leave that there for a minute… We’re hitting the road on our annual Greater Colorado Tour. This will...

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May11

Falstaff: Meet Maestro Ari Pelto

By Kelly Maxwell Before we even officially started our interview with Opera Colorado Music Director Ari Pelto, he came into the room and, unprompted, jumped right into what makes this production of Falstaff such a please. “Coming in to...

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May9

Falstaff: Meet Cynthia Clayton

By Kelly Maxwell Watch Cynthia Clayton on stage and perhaps you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the soprano once harbored dreams of rock stardom. Although her musical goals ultimately shifted to the classical end of the spectrum, she...

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May4

Falstaff: Meet Marco Nisticò

By Kelly Maxwell Italian baritone Marco Nisticò isn’t at all like his character in Verdi’s Falstaff. Watch him on stage as the jealous and controlling Ford and you might think that he’d be just as gruff and severe as...

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