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Friday, February 21, 2014

Catch our Ensemble Artists in Performance

Did you know that, in addition to the summer Festival, Central City Opera continues to perform throughout the year? More than 25 Ensemble Artists present school assemblies, private events, community concerts and season previews, reaching 40, 283 people in 205 programs during 2013 alone. Check out the Education & Community Engagement calendar to see where we'll be next, including several performances during the Prisons, Compassion & Redemption Project.

These talented singers and musicians do not work exclusively for CCO. A majority of them teach at various colleges around Colorado as well as have their own private studios. Here's a small sampling of where else you can find them in the next few weeks.
February 21 - March 2: Loveland Opera's The Mikado (Soprano Teresa Castillo, Yum Yum)
February 23: Opera on Tap Colorado presents a Masterclass with Mezzo-Soprano Marcia Ragonetti
February 27 - March 2: Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Lakmé (Mezzo-Soprano Valerie Nicolosi, Mallika). This production is also conducted by Christopher Zemliauskas (Our Town, 2013 CCO production).
February 28 - March 2: Boulder Opera's Vanessa (Pianist Michael Tilley, Conductor; Baritone Chad Reagan, The Doctor)
March 14 - 18: Piedmont Opera's South Pacific (Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer DeDominici, Nellie Forbush)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday Morning Cartoon: Franz Schubert and Casper

It's time for a Saturday morning cartoon!

In honor of Franz Schubert's birthday yesterday (born January 31, 1797), here's a cute one where Casper the Friendly Ghost tries to help him complete the "Unfinished Symphony."

"Boo Bop," Casper the Friendly Ghost, from 1957