Central City Opera Guild's Annual Girlfriends' Day at the Opera
Kelly Nelson
Central City Opera Publicist
(303) 909-5716

Susan Stiff
Central City Opera Guild
(303) 598-0104
May 19, 2011

Central City Opera Guild's Annual Girlfriends' Day at the Opera

Think of it as a Girl's Day of Golf...

Denver, CO....On July 20, the Central City Opera Guild will present the annual Girlfriends' Day at the Opera. The day begins at 11:45 with Lunch & a Song performed in the historic Teller House by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artists. After lunch, guests will be treated to an informal early history presentation of the Central City Opera House and theater in Central City by Gilpin County Manager Roger Baker, author of Clara: an ex-slave in gold rush Colorado. The day culminates with a matinee performance of Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. Best known for its popular aria, "O mio babbino caro," this ingenious comedy set to music by Puccini follows the cunning Gianni Schicchi who becomes instantly wealthy and finds a way for his daughter to marry the man of her dreams.

"Girlfriends' Day appeals to music lovers who want to experience a beautiful summer day in Central City with friends, as well as business women who are looking for a unique venue to entertain clients," states Anne McGonagle, Central City Opera Guild President.

UPDATE: Tickets for Girlfriends' Day at the Opera may now be purchased as a special package priced at $67 including lunch and the matinee performance of Gianni Schicchi. Tickets are available by calling (303) 292-6700 or by visiting www.centralcityopera.org/girlfriends.

One of the premiere summer music festivals in Colorado and a leader among opera festivals internationally, Central City Opera's 2011 offerings will once again showcase pieces ranging from classic to contemporary with Bizet's Carmen, Händel's Amadigi di Gaula and three one act operas including Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Poulenc's The Breasts of Tiresias and Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. The ultimate opera experience, each production features internationally acclaimed artists, visually stimulating sets and costumes and a professional live orchestra. For more information on the 2011 Festival, go to www.centralcityopera.org.

The Central City Opera Guild, established in 1974, assists Central City Opera through work in historic preservation, education, cultural and social events, and fundraising. Visit www.centralcityopera.org for more information.