Hilary Miller
303-868-7424; hmiller@centralcityopera.org
Kelly Nelson, Publicist
303-909-5716; kelly@citruspr.com
June 21, 2011


WHO: Central City Opera (CCO)

WHAT: CCO launches its Where is Carmen? campaign with special appearances around town, plus offers and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter in anticipation of the Denver Carmen performance on July 12.

The Spanish gypsy who sings the famed "Habanera" in Bizet's celebrated opera of love, jealousy and murder, surprises people all over town. And true to her incorrigible ways, Carmen is sharing more than her own passion; she's giving away opera tickets and more. Carmen will appear as an actor, and occasionally as a singer, in her impromptu appearances as she does everything from riding a bike on "Bike to Work Day" to enjoying a cup of coffee at Starbucks from now until July 2.

Fans can follow Carmen on Central City Opera's Twitter and Facebook page to see where she'll be next and also keep up with her on Central City Opera's website at www.centralcityopera.org/denver. Those who are lucky might even run into her while they're out and about around town.


  • Wednesday, June 22, Bike to Work Day (Ride starts at Speer and goes up Broadway to Civic Center Park), 6:30am - 9:00amThursday, June 23, Arvada Center (Center Fest), 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 25, Museum of Outdoor Arts (Exhibition Opening), 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 25, Comedy Works (Henry Cho), 7:00pm - 7:30pm (Singing)
  • Sunday, June 26, City Park Jazz, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 28, Riding the RTD from the Southmoor Station to Union Station and back to Belleview, 7:00am - 8:00am
  • Tuesday, June 28, Starbucks (DTC, Belleview), 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Friday, July 1, Original Pancake House (DTC), 8:00am - 9:30am
  • Friday, July 1, First Friday Art Walk (Santa Fe), 6:30am - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 2, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 10:30am - 12:00pm

WHY: In anticipation and promotion of CCO's first-ever Denver performance of a main stage Festival production, Carmen, on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (formerly Fiddler's Green) in the Denver Tech Center.

Tickets Information for DENVER Carmen on July 12:
Adults: $22, Children: $15 (this performance is not recommended for children under six). For more information or to purchase tickets for Carmen in Denver, visit www.centralcityopera.org/denver or call 303-292-6700.

For the first time ever, Central City Opera will conduct a semi-staged performance of a main stage production in Denver. This timeless story takes place one night only under the stars in a casual, unsnobby, outdoor setting. If you've never experienced the power and emotion of an opera, you owe yourself this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Where is Carmen? is presented by Comedy Works, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Museum of Outdoor Arts, John Madden Company, SCFD and The Denver Post Community.

About Carmen
Set in Seville, Spain, Carmen follows the fiery romance of the beautiful gypsy, Carmen, and Corporal Don José. After their relationship leads him to reject his former love, commit mutiny against a superior officer and join a gang of smugglers, José's jealousy turns to murder when Carmen leaves him for a bullfighter.

A fresh, new look at one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas of all time takes the stage as seen through the eyes of Metropolitan Opera director Daniel Pelzig. The Denver performance features a semi-staged presentation with costumes and a full orchestra on stage. Sung in French with English supertitles and narration. For more information on Carmen and performances of the opera running in Central City from June 25 to Aug. 7, visit www.centralcityopera.org/Carmen.

2011 Ticket and Festival Information
Running June 25 to August 7, the 2011 Festival offers a wide range of selections with something for everyone, including a new production of Bizet's Carmen; the first fully-staged production in North America of Händel's Amadigi di Gaula; and a double bill of three one act operas: Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, The Breasts of Tiresias by Poulenc and Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins.2011 Festival subscriptions, starting at just $42, are on sale now and include Carmen, Amadigi di Gaula and two of the one-acts. Packages are also available to see all five shows this summer. Single tickets, starting at $20, and tickets for individual one-act performances starting at just $10, are also on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets for 2011, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.