Central City Opera Guild hosts an entertaining evening of cocktails, dinner and a glimpse of the 2015 Central City Opera Festival on Thursday, Feb. 26. Monies raised will support Guild efforts to assist Central City Opera with historic preservation, education, cultural and social events, and fund raising.
The 2015 Opera Teaser offers a taste of the Festival’s 83rd year. Attendees will enjoy live performances by the Central City Opera Ensemble artists and indulge in a seated dinner of opera-themed courses. Stories of love, loss and adventure will be performed from the 2015 Festival upcoming productions, La Traviata, Man of La Mancha, Prodigal Son, and Don Quixote and the Duchess. A round of Opera Trivia can also be enjoyed at each table throughout the evening.
Ticket prices are: $150 Patron (includes a $75 tax-deductible contribution and preferred seating); $75 General; and $70 Guild Members. Additionally, those who donate $100 (fully tax-deductible), can be serenaded with their favorite aria, ballad or tune by one of Central City Opera’s talented artists from a selection of songs. Tickets are available online at CentralCityOpera.org/teaser or by calling the Box Office at 303-292-6700.
The Denver Country Club is located at 1700 East First Avenue. Cocktails (cash bar) begin at 5:45 p.m., Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the special program is at 7:30 p.m.
Central City Opera 2015 Festival
July 11-August 9, 2015
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Man of La Mancha, the Tony Award winning musical by Leigh, Darion & Wasserman
The Prodigal Son by Benjamin Britten
The Blind by Lera Auerbach
Don Quixote and the Duchess by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival features five productions performed in Central City and across the state from Aspen to Denver. Verdi’s opera about the love and loss of a tuberculosis-stricken mistress, La Traviata, and the Tony Award winning musical of a brave knight’s adventures, Man of La Mancha, will be performed in the intimate Central City Opera House. The final three shows are one-act operas with performances in alternate spaces from historic buildings in Central City to diverse venues throughout Colorado including locations in Aspen, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder. The 2015 one-act operas include The Prodigal Son, Britten’s church parable about the return of a wayward son; The Blind, an operatic feast for the senses about a group of blind people who have lost their way; and Don Quixote and the Duchess, the story of a practical joke played on a courageous knight.
Two-pack subscriptions for Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival productions of La Traviata and Man of La Mancha start at just $38 and provide up to a 25% discount on single tickets. Subscribers also save $10 when they purchase the One Act three-pack which includes The Blind, The Prodigal Son and Don Quixote and the Duchess. Single tickets for Central City Opera’s 2015 Festival will be available April 15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.CentralCityOpera.org or call 303-292-6700.