In between, the CCO keeps things light and fun with a summer-long schedule of events varying from after-opera receptions and kids’ matinees to ghost hunts and even scenic bike rides, all of which help turn a night at the opera house, 124 Eureka Street, into a mini-vacation.
Inspired by The Turn of the Screw and Menotti's The Medium, an ongoing Paranormal Project theme will also keep opera-goers on their toes at a Turn of the ScrewFest (July 21 and 29). "We're building on last year's SinFest, where you could go see the show and then have an experience surrounding the opera afterward," explains spokeswoman Valerie Hamlin. "There'll be a seance and a creepy carnival and a cabaret where we're partnering with Lannie's in Denver to put on some of their spookier, wackier acts in our bar at the Teller House. It's kind of like choose your own adventure -- on different levels of the building, you'll experience different things."
Opera tickets start at $20; find a complete schedule and make reservations at www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6500.
June 30-Aug. 12, 2012