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Behind the Curtain: A Yr of Resilience & Gratitude


The Opera Colorado staff stand around the office Christmas tree smiling
The 2021 Opera Colorado employees get pleasure from some vacation cheer on the Opera Middle.

By: Greg Carpenter

It’s that point of 12 months the place the tempo of labor slows down for a few weeks and we are able to take time to have a good time the vacations with household and pals. It is usually the time after we mirror upon the 12 months that has handed and make plans for the 12 months to return.

Once I take into consideration 2021, two phrases come to thoughts: Resilience and Gratitude.

A Journey Down Reminiscence Lane

We tackled the challenges that COVID-19 introduced with braveness, creativity, and composure. Because of this, we stunned and delighted our audiences with unique digital packages in the course of the winter and early spring. We collaborated with nice cultural establishments like Denver Botanic Gardens, ArtistiCO, Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra, Davis Modern Dance, and Rocky Mountain Public Media. And, we supplied interactive studying instruments by means of our modern digital teaching programs.

Get pleasure from a few of our favourite moments from the primary half of 2021!

A Return to The Opera Home

As we labored our means by means of the summer time months, we ready for our return to dwell, in-person grand opera on the Ellie Caulkins Opera Home. Leading to a triumphant and emotional homecoming with our gorgeous manufacturing of Puccini’s Tosca directed by the unimaginable Louisa Muller.

Alongside the best way, we had been confronted by a plethora of challenges that required a substantial amount of analysis and evaluation and lots of powerful decision-making. That’s the place the Gratitude is available in. With out the abilities of our employees, artists, manufacturing personnel, refrain, orchestra, and Board of Administrators, we couldn’t have navigated 2021 with the present of resilience and success we achieved.

Gratitude extends to our patrons, with out whose contributions, ticket purchases, and enthusiastic encouragement we might not have been capable of keep operations, ship programming, and make plans for the long run.

Common & Creative Director Greg Carpenter addresses viewers opening evening of Puccini’s Tosca.
Picture: Opera Colorado/Matthew Staver

Wanting Forward to 2022 and Past

As 2021 involves an finish, we glance to the 12 months forward with the much-anticipated manufacturing of Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s The Shining, primarily based on the novel by Stephen King and Bizet’s ever-popular Carmen, together with a number of different thrilling actions together with the return of our annual Gala on Might 20. And, with nice pleasure, we proceed planning our 2022-23 fortieth Anniversary Season, which would be the greatest and grandest within the firm’s historical past.

Be taught extra about our upcoming productions and occasions in 2022>>

There’s a lot to be pleased about and to sit up for as we get pleasure from these previous few days of 2021. Right here’s wishing everybody an satisfying vacation and a New Yr crammed with good well being, happiness, and nice artwork!

 

 

What are you most wanting ahead to within the new 12 months? Did you’ve got a favourite second with Opera Colorado wanting again on 2021? 

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