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Opera Colorado

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Transform the way you experience music with Opera Colorado.


Opera Colorado's mission is to enrich the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audience, and serves the community through education and cultural programs.


Opera Colorado performs a season of three operas annually at the state-of-the-art Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex located in downtown Denver. Since its inception in 1983, Opera Colorado has been committed to presenting the highest quality live performances of opera in their original languages. In addition to our main stage performances, Opera Colorado community programs reach over 40,000 students and adults throughout the region annually.

Opera Colorado performances take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, 14th and Curtis Streets.

Opera Colorado celebrated its 25th Anniversary during the 2005-2006 season by expanding its offerings with a special concert version of The Flying Dutchman, starring premier Wagnerian bass James Morris. The 2007-2008 Season saw the appointment of a new General Director, Greg Carpenter, who had previously served as Director of Development for Opera Colorado. In June 2008, Opera Colorado presented John Adams' Nixon in China as part of the National Performing Arts Convention held in Denver with Marin Alsop and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, subsequently released on the Naxos label.

During the 2011 season, Opera Colorado presented Dvo?ák's Rusalka, its first Czech language production, followed in 2012 by its first Spanish language production, the Rocky Mountain Regional Premiere of Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas. The 2013 season marks Opera Colorado's 30th Anniversary.

As Opera Colorado looks to the future, it hopes to continue the tradition established by Nat Merrill of presenting conventional performances and innovative restagings, bringing renowned stars and emerging talent to Denver, and sharing opera with audiences through live performances and educational and cultural programs.

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BOX OFFICE HOURS:Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm


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