Central City Opera House
Central City, CO 80427
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9 months ago by Kyle Harris
Raised as a Missionary Baptist in a Texas trailer park, Michael Mayes knew his share of roughnecks and racists; they were his friends. When he first saw Dead Man Walking, the opera based on Sister Helen Prejean’s book about he...
Wed alert! Central City Opera is a fitting setting for The Marriage of Figaro
9 months ago by Juliet Wittman
In the third act of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at Central City Opera, sopranos Sinead Mulhern and Anna Christy sing "Che Soave Zefiretto," the duet in which the Countess (Mulhern) composes a letter for her maid Susanna (Christy...
Michael Mayes on Dead Man Walking, Cut and Shoot, Texas, and social-justice opera
10 months ago by Kyle Harris
Growing up in an East Texas trailer park gave Michael Mayes an edge on the other singers trying out for the role of Joseph De Rocher, the convicted murderer and rapist in Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking. It...
Opera for Everyone
3 years ago by Susan Froyd
So what if opera’s a bit melodramatic, ear-piercing and overlong? That doesn’t necessarily mean it deserves a bad rap — especially not in the case of the Central City Opera Festival, which springs up every summer i...