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CENTRAL CITY OPERA (CCO) ANNOUNCES PRE-SALE OF TICKETS TO ITS 2014 PRODUCTION OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC
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December 03, 2013

CENTRAL CITY OPERA (CCO) ANNOUNCES PRE-SALE OF TICKETS TO ITS 2014 PRODUCTION OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Denver, Colo. (Dec. 3, 2013) – Experience the live magic of The Sound of Music in Denver this summer while sitting in the best seats in the house. General/Artistic Director Pelham "Pat" Pearce announces that for 24 hours only, Central City Opera (CCO) will offer a pre-sale of single tickets to its 2014 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s glorious musical, The Sound of Music. Central City Opera’s production of this family classic will be performed in Denver at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex from August 2 through August 10.  Ticket prices range from $30 to $106.  

In celebration of the live broadcast of the Sound Of Music on NBC this Thursday, December 5th, tickets will be on sale for 24 hours starting Thursday the 5th at 4 p.m. and running through Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Tickets for CCO’s production are currently available to subscribers as part of a 2014 Festival subscription package, however, single tickets for The Sound of Music will not be available outside of this special pre-sale until January 2, 2014.    
 
While the televised version will surely be amazing, people will have the opportunity to see this world-renowned classic live and in person with a full live orchestra in Denver this coming August. This special pre-sale is an opportunity for patrons to get the best seats now before tickets officially go on sale next month. Tickets to The Sound of Music will be available online at centralcityopera.org, via phone by calling CCO’s Box Office at 303-292-6700 or by visiting the Box Office in person located at 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 530 in Glendale on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CCO’s The Sound of Music, will be running in Denver only at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex from August 2 through August 10. The original Broadway production opened in 1959, and the show has enjoyed numerous productions and revivals since then. It was adapted as a 1965 film musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and won five Academy Awards. The Sound of Music will be performed in English.

Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp’s The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria is a sweet young nun in training whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not quite suited for religious life. She is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp's seven troublesome children, and unlike past governess', Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. Even the strict Captain begins to admire Maria and eventually, the Captain and Maria fall in love and are married. All seems right in the world of the von Trapps until the Nazis invade their homeland, Austria, and the whole family is forced to flee over the Alps to escape. Many songs from the musical have become classics sung by young and old, including “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “The Sound of Music,” and many more.

Central City Opera 2014 Festival
Central City Opera’s 2014 Festival runs June 28 through August 10 featuring Mozart's beloved comic opera about the marriage of the famous barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro; Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking, based on the true story and famous book written by Sister Helen Prejean about her relationship with Lousiana death row inmate Joseph De Rocher which was also an award-winning movie; and Rodgers and Hammerstein II's glorious family musical The Sound of Music performed in Denver at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Subscriptions to see all three shows in the 2014 Festival are now available for purchase starting at just $56. Single tickets for each production will be available starting January 2, 2014. For more information, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call the Box Office at 303-292-6700. 
 
Celebrating its 82nd year in 2014, 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 engagement programs; and to preserve and maintain the Opera House and 30 other Victorian-era properties.
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