Opera Colorado, Romeo and Juliet, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Ava Pine, Bill Murray
Opera Colorado opens its 30th Anniversary Season with Charles Gounod's classic French opera Romeo and Juliet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Soprano Ava Pine, who made her Opera Colorado debut last season in The Marriage of Figaro, stars alongside Italian tenor Giuseppe Varano, making his Opera Colorado debut, as the ill-fated young lovers from Shakespeare's tragic tale. This production is conducted by RoBert Wood and directed by Bill Murray.
Click below to watch interviews with the cast and creative team!
Featured cast include John McVeigh as Tybalt, Stephen Morscheck as Capulet, Daniel Belcher as Mercutio, Marcia Ragonetti as Gertrude, Kevin Langan as Friar Laurence, Brenda Patterson as Stephano, Geoff Cox as the Duke of Verona, and Opera Colorado Young Artists Alex DeSocio and Jared Guest as Paris and Gregorio, respectively.
Audiences have four chances to experience this production: 7:30 p.m. performances on Saturday, February 9th; Tuesday, February 12th; and Friday, February 15th; as well as a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, February 17th. The opera is sung in French with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. Tickets ($160, $110, $75, $50, $20) are available online at OperaColorado.org and by calling Opera Colorado Ticket Services at 303.468.2030.
A cornerstone of Denver's cultural community, Opera Colorado presents operas annually at its downtown Denver home, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company presents new works alongside standard repertoire, and reaches more than 35,000 students and community members throughout the Rocky Mountain region through a variety of education and outreach programming. Opera Colorado Young Artists, a seven-month residency for singers at the beginning stages of their careers, provides training for the next generation of American opera performers. Founded in 1983, the Company celebrates its 30th anniversary season in 2013 with a new production of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (February 9-17) and Mozart's Don Giovanni (March 30-April 7).