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Central City Opera House Association Denver, CO 80246

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2013 Festival Sponsors: Avenir Foundation, Inc., Lanny and Sharon Martin, Central City Opera House Association Endowment Fund, Citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

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Be engaged by universal stories told in song. Be thrilled by the power of the human voice. The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s comic masterpiece. Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town, now transformed by music. Kern and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking Broadway hit musical Show Boat, running only in Denver—a precursor of more “city” performances throughout the year.

Join us for the 2013 Central City Opera Festival and be moved.

June 29 – August 11

You won’t know until you go.

Central City Opera 2013 Festival


2013

Festival Offerings Central City Opera is a musical and theatrical experience unlike any other. We have wowed audiences with world-class performances since 1932. Our jewel-box theatre is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most unique and intimate venues anywhere—with the Rocky Mountains and historic Central City as an unforgettable backdrop. The 2013 Festival offers the best of both worlds: two first-rate productions in the Central City Opera House, followed by Show Boat at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, featuring the same level of high caliber international artists, directors and designers you see each year in Central City. Visit CentralCityOpera.org or call 303.292.6700 to get info, pricing and tickets. Advance tickets highly recommended. Refer to included schedule for dates/times.

The Shows

Opera Notes

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville Our Town Show Boat in Denver

FREE pre-performance talks 45 minutes before every main stage show.

Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee

Find descriptions on the following pages.

A wide array of engaging short scenes for opera veterans or virgins. In the intimate Williams Stables Theatre.

Central City Days July 6 & 14, 5:30-7:30 pm An extraordinary celebration of Our Town, this progressive party is anything but ordinary! Visit historic Central City locales based on the three acts of Our Town. Enjoy a country fair with food, beer, wine and live music; a wedding reception complete with cake, champagne and special performances; and a finale you won’t forget!

Short Works

Lunch & a Song A 30-minute performance to whet your opera appetite at the relaxed Teller House. Lunch precedes performance.

Après Opera July 13, 19, 20, 26 After select weekend evening shows, share cocktails and enjoy impromptu performances at the Teller House. Free admission.

This kid-friendly matinee includes a narrator’s preview and an autograph session with the singers. Bring a picnic and enjoy fun preshow activities.

Performing Arts Intensive Performances July 26 & 27 See two special performances by the high-school kids attending this renowned 2-week summer opera camp. 4 pm at the Williams Stables Theatre.


Rossini’s lively comic opera about a matchmaking barber boasts the famous Figaro aria and is set among the everyday places and characters of 17th century Seville, Spain. Figaro’s advice and actions lead to the misadventures and mistaken identities for which the opera is known. Composer Librettist Conductor Director Figaro Almaviva Rosina Bartolo Basilio Berta

Gioachino Rossini Cesare Sterbini John Baril Marc Astafan Daniel Belcher David Portillo & Javier Abreu Jennifer Rivera Patrick Carfizzi Grigory Soloviov Alexandra Loutsion

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.


Thornton Wilder’s classic American play has been transformed through opera, telling stories of ordinary and extraordinary events in the lives of those in Grover’s Corners, a small New Hampshire town in 1901. With Rorem’s warmhearted music, it delves into three critical components of the human experience – daily life, love/marriage and death/loss. Composer Librettist Conductor Director Emily Webb George Gibbs Stage Manager Dr. Gibbs Mrs. Gibbs Mr. Webb Mrs. Webb

Ned Rorem J.D. McClatchy Christopher Zemliauskas Ken Cazan Anna Christy William Ferguson Vale Rideout Kevin Langan Phyllis Pancella John Hancock Sally Wolf

Performed in English.


Riverboat Royale Mardi Gras Ball in Denver August 10 2 pm Show Boat Matinee Performance 5:30 pm Cocktails & Cuisine | 7:00 pm Gaming opens

Kern and Hammerstein’s popular musical features favorites

Top off your Show Boat in Denver experience with this fun après show

combines the lightness and spectacle of musical theater with

masquerade in the heart of downtown hosted by Central City Opera’s

serious themes of racial prejudice and tragic love. Show Boat

group of young movers and shakers, The Scene. Indulge in cocktails and the best creole cuisine this side of the bayou. Unleash your inner gambler at the Riverboat Royale Casino with craps, black jack and roulette. Dance the summer night away to live hot jazz, and bid on silent auction items to benefit Central City Opera. Join the party and let the good times roll! Tickets include matinee of Show Boat + Riverboat Royale $95 Patron ticket includes matinee of Show Boat + Riverboat Royale (with open bar) + gift bag and signed show poster $125 Attend Riverboat Royale post-show for $50/Patron ticket $80

like “Ol’ Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” This slice-of-life tale of workers on a Mississippi showboat

is being performed only in Denver, at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Composer Lyricist Conductor Director Queenie Cap’n Andy Frank Miss Julie Ravenal Magnolia Joe

Jerome Kern Oscar Hammerstein II Hal France Ray Roderick Angela Renée Simpson Gene Scheer Curt Olds Emily Pulley Troy Cook Sarah Jane McMahon Soloman Howard

Performed in English.


Ticket Prices and a Little Extra SUBSCRIPTION TICKET PRICING REGULAR (Wed, Sat, Sun) 2-packs for The Barber of Seville and Our Town in Central City start at $46 (Save 25%). 3-packs start at $65 (Save 30%! Includes Denver performance of Show Boat).

SUPER SAVER (Tues, Thurs, Fri) 2-packs for The Barber of Seville and Our Town in Central City start at $30. 3-packs including Show Boat in Denver start at $43.

Prices subject to change based on availability. Prices increase after May 1! Subscribers have the exclusive opportunity to exchange their tickets for another performance of the same opera at no additional charge. Subscribers may also purchase additional single tickets before available to the general public and match the discount already received.

Single Show Ticket Pricing Available to subscribers in advance. Tickets go on sale to the public March 1 starting at $20.

For a tad more $8 subscribers / $12 regular Short Works

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Central City Days, July 6 & 14 – includes progressive party, food, wine and live music. Reception complete with cake and champagne follows. Package includes performance of Our Town. Central City Days festivities only $40/ (special offer for subscribers: add on two passes for just $75). Central City Days/Our Town package $75.

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Riverboat Royale - Mardi Gras Ball in Denver Aug 10 Tickets include matinee of Show Boat + Riverboat Royale $95/Patron ticket $125. Add post-show Riverboat Royale festivities for $50/Patron ticket $80.

Single tickets available in advance for subscribers only (30% discount applies through May 1). Tickets go on sale to the public March 1 starting at $23.

Ride the Opera Bus

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$15 for ages 6-18 / $20 adult Add pre-performance family fun for an extra $10.

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The Barber of Seville Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee

Show Boat at Denver’s Buell Theatre Aug 6 - 11

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Opera Notes Après Opera

Bus leaves at 10:45 am from Sports Authority in Glendale and at 11:15 am from Simms Steakhouse. Just $18 round trip.

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Central City Opera House Performances

Central City Opera House Performances

denver Performances

SAT 29 JUNE

TUE 9 JULY

SUN 14 JULY

FRI 19 JULY

FRI 26 JULY

TUE 6 AUG

8:00 pm

1:15 pm Short Works

Central City Days

8:00 pm

7:30 pm

11:45 am Lunch & a Song

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

4:00 pm Performing Arts Intensive

Après Opera**

8:00 pm

Buell Theatre, DCPA

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

WED 3 JULY

2:30 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

11:45 am Lunch & a Song

WED 10 JULY

1:15 pm Short Works

11:45 am Lunch & a Song

2:30 pm

1:15 pm Short Works

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

FRI 5 JULY

2:30 pm

OUR TOWN

1:15 pm Short Works

THU 11 JULY

2:30 pm

8:00 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

1:15 pm Short Works

SAT 20 JULY

2:30 pm

OUR TOWN

OUR TOWN

WED 17 JULY 11:45 am Lunch & a Song

2:30 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE BUS*

Central City Days

1:15 pm Short Works

11:30 am Take a Child to the Opera Activities

SUN 7 JULY 11:45 am Lunch & a Song 1:15 pm Short Works 2:30 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE BUS*

OUR TOWN

2:30 pm

SAT 13 JULY

Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee

8:00 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Après Opera**

11:45 am Lunch & a Song

2:30 pm

THU 18 JULY

2:30 pm

SUN 21 JULY 1:15 pm Short Works

FRI 12 JULY

OUR TOWN

Après Opera**

1:15 pm Short Works

SAT 6 JULY 8:00 pm

8:00 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

8:00 pm

OUR TOWN

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

TUE 23 JULY 1:15 pm Short Works 2:30 pm

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

OUR TOWN Après Opera**

WED 7 AUG

SAT 27 JULY

SHOW BOAT

1:15 pm Short Works 2:30 pm

1:15 pm Short Works 2:30 pm

OUR TOWN BUS*

7:30 pm

Buell Theatre, DCPA

THU 8 AUG

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

7:30 pm

7:00 pm Performing Arts Intensive

Buell Theatre, DCPA

SUN 28 JULY

SHOW BOAT

FRI 9 AUG 7:30 pm

11:45 am Lunch & a Song

SHOW BOAT

1:15 pm Short Works

SAT 10 AUG

2:30 pm

SHOW BOAT

OUR TOWN BUS*

Buell Theatre, DCPA

2:00 pm

Buell Theatre, DCPA

Riverboat Royale (follows the matinee)

WED 24 JULY 11:45 am Lunch & a Song

SHOW BOAT

*Bus leaves at 10:45 am from Sports Authority in Glendale and at 11:15 am from Simms Steakhouse. **Après Opera follows the show on select Fri & Sat night performances.

7:30 pm

SHOW BOAT

Buell Theatre, DCPA

SUN 11 AUG 2:00 pm

SHOW BOAT

Buell Theatre, DCPA


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