The CU Opera program has been designated a “Program of Excellence” by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Students from the CU Opera program have won top awards in the National Opera Association Collegiate Scenes competition 3 out of the last 4 seasons. Undergraduate and graduate students at the College present several major productions each year. These include fully staged and costumed operas and musicals such as The Rake's Progress, Le nozze di Figaro, La Traviata, Side by Side by Sondheim and Carousel. Other performance opportunities for students include an annual student-directed opera scenes program as well as CU NOW, which showcases modern, American operas. The CU Opera Director is Leigh Holman, and the CU Opera Conductor is Nicholas Carthy.
The Opera Team
Great repertoire, lavish scenery, amazing voices, and outstanding value--these are the hallmarks of CU Opera.