Did you know that Opera Colorado has dozens of available opportunities for volunteers each season? Volunteers serve as tour guides, event greeters and ushers, artist hosts, supernumeraries, lightwalkers, costume dressers, office support, and more. Plus, they receive special perks as thanks for their support of Opera Colorado.


As a non-profit organization, Opera Colorado greatly appreciates the time and efforts of its volunteers. In exchange for their work, volunteers can receive the following benefits:

  • After 6 Hours Worked

    Two free tickets to one final dress rehearsal (La Traviata or The Marriage of Figaro) at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

  • After 18 Hours Worked

    Two free tickets to both final dress rehearsals (La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro) at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

  • After 30 Hours Worked

    One free 2018-19 season subscription—a value of $128!*

    *Free subscription valid for Tuesday night package and Price Class 3 seating. Volunteers at this level may instead choose to purchase a different day’s subscription at an exclusive 50% discount.

  • “Work & Watch” Opportunities

    Those who volunteer for shifts at an event—for example, as an usher—are invited to stay and watch the performance for free, on a space-available basis.

Plus, all volunteers receive an invitation to the annual Volunteer Reception!

Current Volunteers

Thank you to all the following volunteers who make Opera Colorado’s work possible.

  • Eric Bard
  • Laurel Barsa
  • Devanie Blake
  • Barbara Bower
  • Marilyn Brock
  • Carol Brown
  • Jeff Brown
  • Katy Burley
  • Ken Chu
  • Dave Coldiron
  • Dave Cordova
  • Brad Davis
  • Ketje deRoos
  • Joyce deRoos
  • Steve Dilts
  • Peggy Engel
  • Sigrid Freese
  • Thomas Gaffney
  • Sarah Hollander
  • Ann Jones
  • Robert Kahn
  • Roz Kamback
  • Kelz Kelzenberg
  • Sarah Kelzenberg
  • Marion Kleinschmidt
  • Stormy Knight
  • Phyllis Knight
  • Karen Kolb
  • Paull Kupler
  • Sally Lammers
  • Susi Landers
  • Melinda Leach
  • Heather MacKinnon
  • Mana Merritt
  • Marilyn Olen
  • Patricia Ove
  • Frank Parce
  • David Pessel
  • Eva Phibbs
  • Kala Pickett
  • Miki Reddy
  • Maura Rice
  • Becky Riedo
  • Donna Ries
  • Ellie Roberts
  • Grover Sardeson
  • Therese Schoen
  • Ruth Schoening
  • Irene Sclavenitis
  • Sharon Sherman
  • Henry Siegel
  • Astrid Stocks
  • Judi Taubman
  • Natalia Veazy
  • Lorraine Walker
  • Marianne Weingroff
  • Earl Wenngren
  • Karen Whitt
  • Christel Woody
  • Sydney Yaeger
  • Frank Zoske
  • Rhea Zwiebach

Sign Up

Interested in being added to Opera Colorado’s e-mail list for future volunteer opportunities? Please contact Michelle Herring, Opera Colorado’s Patron Services Manager, at mherring@operacolorado.org or 303.468.2024.