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Putting the Ellie Caulkins Opera House inside the historic Quigg Newton Auditorium was like building a ship inside a bottle. The auditorium -- a 1908 buff-colored brick building designed in a neoclassical style by Robert O. Willison -- had become run down over the years and had long since lost its historic interior. And that history was an illustrious one: Then known as the Municipal Auditorium, it hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and later became the city's premier opera house. The inside was restored in 2002 with a gorgeous, neo-modern interior that’s all rich woods and shining glass and metal, and the 2,225-seat theater still hosts opera -- and comedians, ballet performances, songsters representing a variety of genres, and high-school graduation ceremonies.
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.