Press Room 2014-2015

Welcome to the Opera Colorado Press Room where you can find the latest information on Opera Colorado and the current season events.

PRESS CONTACTS For information, interviews and questions:

Camille Spaccavento, Director of External Affairs & Marketing 303.778.0214
cspaccavento@operacolorado.org

Rachel Perez, Marketing Manager 303.698.2334 | rperez@operacolorado.org

General Press

General Director Bio: Greg Carpenter
Music Director Designee: Ari Pelto
Opera Colorado Press Room Archive 2013-2014

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09/10/14Opera Colorado Sees Continued Success and GrowthHI RES PHOTO
03/17/14Opera Colorado Productions 2014-2016

Press Releases 

05/20/15Opera Colorado Appoints Ari Pelto First Music DirectorHI RES PHOTO
05/05/152015-2016 Season Chorus AuditionsHI RES PHOTO
04/29/15Opera Colorado Young Artists FarewellHI RES PHOTO
03/20/15Opera Colorado The Magic Flute in May 2015HI RES PHOTO
03/12/15Opera Colorado Reveals The Scarlet Letter Alongside Crowdfunding CampaignHI RES PHOTO
02/12/15Opera Colorado Seeks Supernumeraries for The Magic FluteHI RES PHOTO
01/28/15Audition for Three Spirits Child Singing Roles in The Magic FluteHI RES PHOTO
01/14/15Family Day at the Opera | Added PerformanceHI RES PHOTO
10/06/14Opera Colorado Auditions for Sorrow (Child)HI RES PHOTO
10/03/14Madama Butterfly Opens November 15, 2014HI RES PHOTO
09/15/14Opera Colorado Announces 2014-2015 Young ArtistsHI RES PHOTO
09/15/14Opera Colorado Young Artists WelcomeHI RES PHOTO
09/10/14Opera Colorado Sees Continued Success and GrowthHI RES PHOTO
08/18/14Opera Colorado Announces 2014-2015 Chorus Auditions

In The News

05/14/15The Pueblo Chieftan | ‘Hansel and Gretel’ brings Children’s Playhouse Series to a close
05/06/15Daily Camera | Opera Colorado’s gorgeous ‘Magic Flute’ immerses the senses
05/05/15Rockey Mountain PBS | Arts District Local Story: Opera Colorado’s The Scarlet Letter
05/03/15The Denver Post | Opera Colorado’s “Magic Flute” in tune with the times
05/03/15The Denver Post | Big questions about the future of SCFD
04/30/15The Denver Post | Opera Colorado’s “Magic Flute” ups the show biz magic
04/30/15Westword | Opera Colorado Playing a New Tune with the Magic Flute, Crowdfunding
04/26/15Daily Camera | Opera Colorado stages fresh, streamlined ‘Magic Flute’
04/24/15CPR | Live broadcast May 2: Opera Colorado’s ‘The Magic Flute’
03/16/15Colorado News | Opera Colorado to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Estes Park
03/14/15AXS | Opera Colorado presents ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
03/13/15Denver Business Journal | DeVotchKa finds a home in the theater, and Opera Colorado wants your money
03/06/15The Denver Post | Opera: A preview of “Scarlet Letter” to come
01/06/15Denver Business Journal | Fairfield and Woods names new managing director
11/20/14The Denver Post | Opera Colorado’s “Butterfly” suffers in all the right ways
11/16/14Daily Camera | Radiant, heartbreaking ‘Butterfly’ soars at the Ellie
11/16/14examiner.com | Chinese star shines in signature role in Opera Colorado’s Madama Butterfly
11/09/14The Denver Post | From China to Opera Colorado’s “Butterfly” and back again
09/22/14Denver Business Journal | Opera Colorado sings of successful reorganization
09/10/14Denver Business Journal | Opera Colorado sings of successful reorganization

2014-2015 Young Artists

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Leah Bobbey, SopranoBio
Katherine Sanford Color Headshot

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Katherine Sanford, Mezzo-SopranoBio
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Brett Sprague, TenorBio
Andrew Paulson

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Andrew Paulson, BaritoneBio
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Daniel DeVicente, Bass-BaritoneBio

The Magic Flute

Maureen McKay

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Maureen McKay | PaminaBio
Jonathan Boyd

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Jonathan Boyd | TaminoBio
Daniel Belcher

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Daniel Belcher | PapagenoBio
So Young Park

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So Young Park | Queen of the NightBio
Camille Jasensky | Papagena

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Camille Jasensky | PapagenaBio
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Harold Wilson (Sarastro) with Cast
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Maureen McKay (Pamina) and Jonathan Boyd (Tamino)
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Jonathan Boyd (Tamino) and Maureen McKay (Pamina)
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So Young Park (Queen of the Night)
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Daniel Belcher (Papageno) with Three Ladies
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Maureen McKay (Pamina) with Cast
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Joseph Gaines (Monostatos)

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Joseph Gaines (Monostatos) with Daniel Belcher (Papageno) and Maureen McKay (Pamina)
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Jonathan Boyd (Tamino) and Members of the Chorus

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Jonathan Boyd (Tamino) with Cast
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The Magic Flute Artwork

Madama Butterfly

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Xiu Ying Li (Pronounced Shuying Li)
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Erika Brookhyser | SuzukiBio
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Dinyar Vania | B.F. PinkertonBio
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John Hancock | SharplessBio
Xui Ying Li as Cio-Cio San ©Matthew Staver for Opera Colorado

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Xiu Ying Li as Cio-Cio San
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Erica Brookhyser as Suzuki and Xiu Ying Li as Cio-Cio San

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Erica Brookhyser (Suzuki) and Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San)
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Madama Butterfly Cast

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Madama Butterfly Cast
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Xiu Ying Li and Dinyar Vania

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Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San) and Dinyar Vania (B. F. Pinkerton)
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Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San) and Dinyar Vania (B. F. Pinkerton)
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XiuYing Li and Sorrow Child

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Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San) and Sorrow Child
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Erica Brookhyser (Suzuki) and Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San) ©Matthew Staver for Opera Colorado

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Erica Brookhyser (Suzuki) and Xiu Ying Li (Cio-Cio San)
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Madama Butterfly Artwork