There are a lot of people who wouldn't dream of attending an opera. They think of operas as outdated, frequented by the old, rich and pretentious, and featuring incomprehensible plots, elaborate costumes and scenery, great washes of sentiment, fat people pouring out endless arias, and dead people who inexplicably get up and sing. But a trip to the Central City Opera should dispel all these prejudices. CCO productions are staged with cool intelligence and a profound respect for the music, and they show that the form is still vividly alive. Operas are as different and as idiosyncratic as their composers; they can tease at the intellect, make you giggle or... More >>>