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WHEN YOU’RE A SEASON TICKET HOLDER AT OPERA COLORADO,

YOU FEEL THE LOVE.

Get first dibs on our prime seats. Save 20% when you buy all three operas at once. Enjoy free ticket exchanges (subject to availability). Get extra savings for extra tickets. Pay half now, half later for your tickets.

TRUE LOVE, DAY OR NIGHT. When would you like to come see us? You have choices as a season ticket holder. Saturday evenings (opening nights) Tuesday evenings Friday evenings Sunday afternoons

IN OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON, YOU WILL BE DAZZLED. Have you ever lost yourself completely in an experience? That’s the way operagoers feel when they leave the Ellie. Because it utilizes the richest array of art forms — music, acting, dance, costumes, and the incredible power of the human voice — opera moves you. And this season, we’ll immerse you in some juicy stories. Get your fix of true, tortured love in Romeo and Juliet. Meet the ultimate ladies’ man in Don Giovanni. Feel the repression and freedom in the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter. Dress up, make a night of it, and prepare yourself for a new kind of love connection courtesy of Opera Colorado.

GREG CARPENTER General Director

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FEBRUARY 9 | 12 | 15 | 17 | 2013 ROBERT WOOD Conductor BILL MURRAY Director

BY CHARLES GOUNOD

Hearts will race as star-crossed lovers face impossible odds in Opera Colorado’s 2013 production of Romeo and Juliet. Experience the forbidden infatuation, the sweet purity of first love and the final tragic measures our young protagonists take to ensure their true love remains eternal. Fall again for this 1867 French classic bursting with beautiful duets, grand staging and a waltz to remember. It’s teenage angst at its best. Sung in French with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

HEIDI STOBER GIUSEPPE VARANO as Juliet as Romeo

ROMEO AND JULIET IS SPONSORED BY: Mike & Julie Bock

Ellie Caulkins

Marcia & Dick Robinson

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MARCH 30 | APRIL 2 | 5 | 7 | 2013 ARI PELTO Conductor KEVIN NEWBURY Director

BY W.A. MOZART

He loves you...he loves you not...he loves you... Don Giovanni encapsulates the roller-coaster emotions of love and deceit with wit, high drama and unforgettable music. Reset in the early ‘50s, this classic Mozart opera follows our suave, love-em-and-leave-em antihero as his fickle heart alights with everyone from Anna to Zerlina, and dozens of women in between. And because our philandering heartbreaker eventually gets his comeuppance, Mom will approve. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

CHRISTOPHER MAGIERA as Don Giovanni

ELLIE DEHN as Donna Anna

MELODY MOORE as Donna Elvira

DON GIOVANNI IS SPONSORED BY: Hilja K. Herfurth

Patrick Spieles & Carol McMurry

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BY LORI LAITMAN

MAY 4 | 7 | 10 | 12 | 2013 DEAN WILLIAMSON Conductor BETH GREENBERG Director

WORLD PREMIERE

Love finds a voice in our world premiere of The Scarlet Letter, a dramatic new adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel with libretto written by Colorado’s Poet Laureate David Mason. It’s a morality play of rigid judgement, heart-wrenching betrayal and redemptive love brought to life through stunning performances, dramatic set design and incredible music. Like Hester, you’ll discover that sin, while a failing, is essential to the human experience. Sung in English with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

ELIZABETH FUTRAL as Hester Prynne

JAMES VALENTI MORGAN SMITH as Arthur as Roger Dimmesdale Chillingworth

THE SCARLET LETTER IS SPONSORED BY: Dave & Pam Duke

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CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED PERFORMANCE DAY SATURDAY/OPENING NIGHTS @ 7:30 PM ROMEO AND JULIET February 9, 2013 DON GIOVANNI March 30, 2013

Select a seating section. All performances take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis Streets, in downtown Denver.

CHOOSE YOUR SEATS

SEASON TICKET PRICES AND LOCATIONS Prices include one ticket to each opera in the 2013 Season. PRICE CLASS

YELLOW

THE SCARLET LETTER May 4, 2013

The BEST seats in the house

BALCONY

TUESDAYS @ 7:30 PM ROMEO AND JULIET February 12, 2013

RED

LOGE

DON GIOVANNI April 2, 2013 THE SCARLET LETTER May 7, 2013

PURPLE

FRIDAYS @ 7:30 PM ROMEO AND JULIET February 15, 2013

MEZZANINE

DON GIOVANNI April 5, 2013

ORANGE

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

SAVINGS

• Center, main orchestra level • Front of center parterre (raised section across main level) • Center and front of mezzanine (first level up) • Middle of orchestra right and left sides

$399

A couple saves over $200 when buying 2 season tickets.

• Rear of center parterre and first two rows of side parterre • Last two rows of center mezzanine • First two rows of center orchestra and front rows and back row of right and left side sections (Row P is accessible seating only) • Side and rear boxes of parterre

$279

A couple saves over $140 when buying 2 season tickets.

• Last three rows of center orchestra • Parterre and mezzanine right and left side sections • Loge (second level up) • Side and rear boxes of mezzanine

$195

A couple saves over $100 when buying 2 season tickets.

• Front section of balcony center (third level up) • Side and rear boxes of loge

$135

A couple saves over $70 when buying 2 season tickets.

• Rear center and sides of balcony

$58

A couple saves over $45 when buying 2 season tickets.

THE SCARLET LETTER May 10, 2013

SUNDAY MATINEES @ 2:00 PM

BLUE

PARTERRE

ROMEO AND JULIET February 17, 2013 DON GIOVANNI April 7, 2013 THE SCARLET LETTER May 12, 2013

STAGE

ORCHESTRA

Subscription ticket prices include one ticket to each opera in the 2013 season, subscriber discount, season ticket handling fee, 10% City and County of Denver seat tax. Subscription orders are filled in the order in which they are received. New subscribers will be seated following renewing subscribers who renew before the June 21, 2012 deadline. All sales final. Sorry, no refunds on individual productions. Artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Late-comers will not be seated until intermission. Price comparison includes 2 full-priced tickets, Ticketmaster individual service charges, plus Ticketmaster per-order service charge.

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ORDER YOUR OPERA COLORADO SEASON TICKETS AND START SAVING TODAY!

FOR QUICKEST SERVICE, ORDER ONLINE AT OPERACOLORADO.ORG OR CALL 303.468.2030 OR FILL OUT FORM BELOW AND MAIL TO: Opera Colorado • 695 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 20 • Denver, CO 80246

CELEBRATING THE BIG 3-0. OPERA COLORADO’S

Name Mailing Address City/State/Zip Phone E-Mail 1. WHICH PERFORMANCE WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND? Saturdays at 7:30 pm (Opening Nights) Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Fridays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 2:00 pm 2. WHAT SECTION WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIT IN? (Prices are for 3-opera packages: Romeo and Juliet, Don Giovanni, and The Scarlet Letter) Price Class 1 $399 Price Class 4 $135 Price Class 2 $279 Price Class 5 $58 Price Class 3 $195

I require wheelchair seating.

If you have any special seating needs, please include written instructions with your order.

3. HOW MANY SEASON TICKET PACKAGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO PURCHASE? 4. PLEASE INCLUDE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO OPERA COLORADO WITH YOUR ORDER

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Card Number Expiration Date Signature Season ticket prices include one ticket to each opera, subscriber discount, Opera Colorado season ticket handling fee and 10% City and County of Denver seat tax. Subscription orders are filled in the order in which they are received. All sales final. No refunds on individual productions. Artists are subject to change without notice. Late-comers will not be seated until intermission. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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