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's a part Mayes knows well; he grew up with guys like De Rocher, in ... More >>
#99: Eve Orenstein New Jersey-born mezzo soprano Eve Orenstein was born into alternative culture: Her mother is a composer and her father an artist and designer who's known for creating the first inflatable furniture back in the '60s. But her own cultural love in life turned out to be opera, a clas ... More >>
Standing outside the Angola State Penitentiary after witnessing the execution of Patrick Sonnier, Sister Helen Prejean struggled to wrap her head around what she had just seen. After all, in the United States, executions are hidden from the public, and few people ever witness the state killing a per ... More >>
Running two nights only -- tonight and tomorrow at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts -- A Journey of the Human Spirit is an incredible three-part look at life before, during and after the Holocaust. Based on composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien's fifty-minute opera The Emperor o ... More >>
Retired Marine sergeant Christian Ellis has turned his tour of duty in Iraq and the aftermath of returning home with post-traumatic stress disorder into an opera titled Fallujah. This is the first opera based on the war, and offers startling, musical insight into the mind of a vet struggling with PT ... More >>
As the Colorado Symphony Orchestra continues on without a music director, Austrian Christian Arming is slated to guest-conduct the season finale concerts this weekend. The all-Wagner greatest-hits program includes selections from Lohengrin, Flying Dutchman, Die Meistersinger, and Die Walkure, ... More >>
â€‹Leigh Holman has faith in the future of American opera. The director of opera at the University of Colorado has made the native art form a priority at the school, hosting American composers for workshops and offering American musical drama during summer seasons. The school's upcoming production o ... More >>
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
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The Central City Opera's new production is hard on the soul.
Central City hosts West Side Story and the Yellow Rose Ball.
Don Giovanni may wind up in hell, but not before he gives great opera.
The Ballad of Baby Doe brings an American era to life.
What the devil is going on in Bennett?
Central City Opera breathes life into Madama Butterfly.
Central City Opera gives Vanessa its regional premiere.
Central City's The Juggler of Notre Dame achieves a quiet grace. By Juliet Wittman
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Gabriel's Daughter unfolds into a pleasant Western pageant.
Central City offerings soar on gorgeous voices.
Central City's season opener hits a high note.
The opera cop rides to the rescue.
What's old is new again at the Bug.
Diane Alexander and the Central City Opera will hit some high notes this summer.
Dialogues of the Carmelites
Emily Herrera soars toward stardom