Feb2

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana

Passion’s Consequence Cavalleria Rusticana A One-Night-Only Anniversary Concert Music by Pietro Mascagni Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Premiered May 17, 1890, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy) Opera Colorado celebrates its 40th anniversary by presenting Mascagni’s opera as a...

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Feb2

Verdi’s Rigoletto

Revenge Is a Fool’s Game Rigoletto Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Premiered March 11, 1851, La Fenice (Venice, Italy) Verdi’s Italian masterpiece opens Opera Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Season, featuring unforgettable music, including the effervescent “La...

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Feb2

Korngold’s Die tote Stadt

A Portrait of Obsession Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) TICKETS ON SALE NOW Music by Erich Korngold Libretto by Julius Korngold Premiered December 4, 1920, Hamburg State Opera (Hamburg, Germany) Opera Colorado presents a new production of composer...

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Feb2

Puccini’s Turandot

Uncover Love’s True Name Turandot TICKETS ON SALE NOW Music by Giacomo Puccini & Franco Alfano Libretto by Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni Premiered April 25, 1926, La Scala (Milan, Italy) Opera Colorado closes its 40th Anniversary Season on...

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Oct22

Puccini’s Tosca

A High-Stakes Thriller Tosca Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Premiered January 14, 1900, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy) The 2021-22 Season opens with Puccini’s heart-racing drama, overflowing with power struggles and vengeance. A corrupt...

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Feb10

Bizet’s Carmen

Seduction—Obsession—Murder Tickets On Sale Now Carmen Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac Premiered March 3, 1875, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France) We conclude Opera Colorado’s grandest season to date with Bizet’s smoldering drama, Carmen, filled with...

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Jan21

Moravec & Campbell’s The Shining

Room 217 Is Calling The Shining Music by Paul Moravec Libretto by Mark Campbell Based on the novel by Stephen King Premiered May 7, 2016, Ordway Music Theater (Saint Paul, Minnesota) Based on Stephen King’s spine-chilling novel, The Shining...

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Mar15

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

SPOTLIGHT ON TRAGEDY Pagliacci Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo Premiered May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme (Milan, Italy) The public adores Canio’s clowning—but they’re about to witness the shocking consequences of his rage. Art imitates life (and vice...

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Mar15

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

FIGARO, FIGARO, FI-GA-RO! The Barber of Seville Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Premiered February 20, 1816, Teatro Argentina (Rome, Italy) Opera Colorado kicks off the 2019-20 season with this laugh-out-loud comedy, featuring some of the most...

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Jan8

Verdi’s La Traviata

TRAGIC PASSION TAKES CENTER STAGE Opera Colorado opens its 2018-19 season with this romantic masterpiece, overflowing with some of Verdi’s most brilliant melodies—including the instantly recognizable “Drinking Song,” which will have you humming all through intermission! Experience why La...

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