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A Bit of History on Central City Opera’s Education Programming

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog was written by Deborah Morrow, Director of Education & Community Engagement In the late 70s Central City Opera began formally offering education programs that toured to schools and other facilities.  Duain Wolfe, who also founded the Colorado Children’s Chorale and Colorado Symphony Chorus, instigated these programs.  He was CCO’s Artistic Administrator […]

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CENTRAL CITY OPERA ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL CASTING

PRESENTING VERDI’S POPULAR LOVE STORY, LA TRAVIATA, THE WHIMSICAL ADVENTURE OF AN ERRANT KNIGHT, MAN OF LA MANCHA, AND TWO ONE-OF-A-KIND ONE-ACTS ON THE ROAD IN COLORADO:   THE PRODIGAL SON AND DON QUIXOTE AND THE DUCHESS 2015 Festival Single Tickets Available Now Starting at $25! Denver, CO (April 30, 2015) – Central City Opera (CCO) General/Artistic Director Pelham “Pat” Pearce announces […]

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CENTRAL CITY OPERA PRESENTS LEADING LADIES: CREATORS, INFLUENCERS AND CHANGEMAKERS

THIS DYNAMIC PANEL DISCUSSION IS PART OF THE POWER OF WOMEN (POW!) PROJECT, INSPIRED BY CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S LA TRAVIATA Friday, May 15 at Robert E Loup Jewish Community Center WHO: Central City Opera (CCO) will host a panel discussion with Colorado’s leading ladies about their role as creators, influencers and changemakers. The event is part of CCO’s […]

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CENTRAL CITY OPERA ANNOUNCES THE POWER OF WOMEN (POW!) PROJECT, DYNAMIC EVENTS ABOUT THE EVOLVING ROLE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY INSPIRED BY CENTRAL CITY OPERA’S LA TRAVIATA

 Project Kicks Off with FREE Round Table Discussion and Live Performance at CU Boulder Thursday, March 19  Denver, Colo. (March 13, 2015) —  Central City Opera (CCO) announces The Power of Women (POW!) project. This series of dynamic events exploring the evolving role of women in society includes round table talks, comedy night, a panel discussion of powerful women and live […]

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Designer Dave Bova Reveals What’s Beneath the Wigs

Three summers with Central City Opera, eighteen Broadway credits, and thirty-two wigs in The Sound of Music. When asked how many hairs it takes to ventilate a single wig, consummate Wig and Makeup Designer Dave Bova wisecracked, “Oh God I don’t know. As many hairs as on the human head…thousands or more.” Bova has established […]

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How well do you know the von Trapps?

The story of the von Trapp family has changed quite a bit over the years. There were even differences between the autobiographies written by Maria von Trapp and her stepdaughter Agathe (portrayed as Liesl in The Sound of Music). Can you guess where the following situations first appeared? Your choices are: A. Real life B. The […]

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Maria Zifchak Discusses her Contrasting Maternal Roles

It’s a good thing Maria Zifchak is a Libra. By day she pleads for her condemned son’s life while suffocating under the publicity’s scrutiny, but by night she runs a private, bucolic convent while offering sage advice. Of course Ms. Zifchak is only acting in both scenarios, but her performances are so convincing one would […]

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“Honorary” Monday Nun Day Post: Jennifer Rivera’s EP is released tomorrow and performed on radio this weekend

For today’s Monday Nun Day posting, we’re giving a shoutout to Jennifer Rivera who plays a nun this summer, portraying Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. Tomorrow is the release date for Jennifer’s EP album The Garrison Keillor Songs, five songs written by the author who hosts A Prairie Home Companion on public radio. The music was composed by Grammy Award Winner Robert Aldridge. The album will […]