|Governor John Hickenlooper proclaims June 30, 2012 as "Central City Opera Day."|
|Governor Hickenlooper shakes hands with Lanny Martin|
|The 2012 Flower Girls stand with their escorts.|
The day also included several other Central City Opera traditions, including the presentation of the Opera House keys to General/Artistic Director Pat Pearce, the ceremonial ringing of the bell by Board President/Chairman Nancy Parker, and the first performance of "The Usher Song" for the year. Those who have visited Central City Opera in years past may notice something very different about this year's ushers. More about that will be featured in a later blog.
|Lanny Martin presents the Opera House Keys to Pat Pearce, CCO's General/Artistic Director.|
|Board President/Chairman Nancy Parker prepares to ring the bell.|
|Festival Staffers before singing "The Usher Song"|