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Central City Opera Association

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Central City Opera is the nation's fifth-oldest opera company, located just 35 miles west of Denver in one of Colorado's official National Landmark Historic Districts. The company continues to present artistically excellent professional opera in its annual summer festival; to offer career-entry training to young singers; to produce education and community service programs; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties in Central City, Colorado.

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  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 60
  • Miles to CCC: 40
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  • Group Activities Description: Tours of the Opera House and Teller House and special lunches/dinners are available during the Summer Festival (June 26 to Aug. 8.) Groups of 15 or more receive a 15% discount on Opera tickets. Please call the Box Office at 303-292-6700 for more information.
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  • Number of Restaurants on site: 2
  • Hotel Restaurant Name(s): Face Bar, Rouge Restaurant

Events

Dec 15, 2017

THE MAGIC FLUTE
Jul 7, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018

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Mozart’s treasured fantasy follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the world of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the clumsy bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure...

THE MAGIC FLUTE <p>Mozart’s treasured fantasy follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the world of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the clumsy bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A mystical adventure with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family can enjoy.</p> <p>Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 29; August 2, 5<br />Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 7, 19, 27, 31</p> <p>Performed in German with English supertitles.<br />Running time: TBA</p> <p>Boomer Bus add on available: July 25<br />Opera Bus add on available: July 11, 15</p> <p>Free pre-performance talks before every main stage opera in Central City during the 2018 Festival</p> <div class="entry-content"> <p>Join a member of the artistic staff for a free, short opera preview 45 minutes prior to each performance of <em>The Magic Flute*</em> or <em>Il trovatore </em>at the Williams Stables Theatre (just across Eureka Street from the Opera House).</p> <p>Seating is limited, so arrive early.</p> </div> 200 Eureka St. Central City, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 15, 2017

Il trovator
Jul 14, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018

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The second mainstage production for the 2018 Festival is Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore. Known for some of the most glorious music that Verdi ever composed, the opera was last performed in 1962. This production boasts the return of the...

Il trovator <p>The second mainstage production for the 2018 Festival is Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore. Known for some of the most glorious music that Verdi ever composed, the opera was last performed in 1962. This production boasts the return of the critically acclaimed 2016 cast of Tosca. Joachim</p> <p>Schamberger, directs and John Baril, Central City Opera Music Director (Così fan tutte, 2017), conducts. Principal Artists from Tosca returning for the 2018 Festival include Jonathan Burton as Manrico, Alexandra Loutsion as Leonora and Michael Mayes (Escamillo/Carmen, 2017) as Count di Luna. Also performing in Il trovatore is Maria Zifchak, (Mother Abbess/The Sound of Music, 2014, Mrs. De Rocher/Dead Man Walking, 2014) in the role of Azucena and Ashraf Sewailam as Ferrando (The Speaker/The Magic Flute, 2018).</p> <p>Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 18, 22, 24, 28; August 1, 3<br />Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 14, 20, 26</p> <p>Performed in Italian with English supertitles.</p> 124 Eureka Street Central City, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 15, 2017

ACIS AND GALATEA
Jul 25, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018

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In its Central City Opera debut, patrons will be able to experience Handel’s opera, Acis and Galatea in an intimate venue in Central City, Colorado. This idyllic story tells the tale of the nymph Galatea and her lover Acis, a shepherd. The...

ACIS AND GALATEA <p>In its Central City Opera debut, patrons will be able to experience Handel’s opera, Acis and Galatea in an intimate venue in Central City, Colorado.</p> <p>This idyllic story tells the tale of the nymph Galatea and her lover Acis, a shepherd. The blissful couple is faced with danger when a powerful cyclops appears, desiring Galatea for himself. Artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program will sing principal roles in this fully orchestrated, one-act production. Both returning after 2017’s moving one-act production ofThe Burning Fiery Furnace, Ken Cazan directs and Christopher Zemliauskas conducts.</p> <p>July 25, 28 and August 1 at 8PM<br />July 26 at 5PM<br />Performed in English.</p> 124 Eureka St. Central City, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 15, 2017

THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR
Jul 25, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018

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The gripping chamber opera, The Face on the Barroom Floor, was commissioned by Central City Opera in 1978, and made its world premiere in the Teller House Bar in Central City, Colorado, where the painting that inspired the opera still draws...

THE FACE ON THE BARROOM FLOOR <p>The gripping chamber opera, The Face on the Barroom Floor, was commissioned by Central City Opera in 1978, and made its world premiere in the Teller House Bar in Central City, Colorado, where the painting that inspired the opera still draws tourists today.</p> <p>This one-act drama, last performed in 2012, mingles two love triangles, separated by a century but paralleled through time, both revolving around the mysterious yet beautiful face on the barroom floor. Artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program will sing principal roles. Michael Ehrman, (Later The Same Evening, 2016) head of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, returns as director.</p> <p>July 25, 28 and August 1, 2, 3 at 1:15PM</p> <p>Performed in English.</p> 124 Eureka St. Central City, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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