College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Opera

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Mini-documentary: CU NOW

June 17, 2015

The CU New Opera Workshop took place on the campus of CU-Boulder in June.

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SHARPS & FLATIRONS - Scenes from Zach Redler’s new opera offer a glimpse into the artistic workshop

June 9, 2015

Students, faculty and artists workshopping new opera to debut on Friday, June 12.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning CU grad returns to Boulder for CU NOW

May 14, 2015

When the sixth season of CU NOW kicks off this month, one of the opera professionals mentoring composition students will be CU-Boulder alumnus Mark Campbell.

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The relevance of ‘now’ in opera

May 13, 2015

CU NOW, a three-week workshop that introduces vocal and composition students to the leaders in their field, begins its sixth year at CU-Boulder on May 26.

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DAILY CAMERA - CU's 'Poppea' an astonishing accomplishment

April 24, 2015

Be sure to include CU's "L'incoronazione di Poppea" in your weekend plans!

Ekstrand music competition finals at CU-Boulder Nov. 8, 2014

Eclectic Ekstrand music finalists to duel onstage at CU-Boulder Nov. 17

November 7, 2014

All apologies to Forrest Gump, but you really never know what you’re going to get at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Ekstrand music competition finals. Might be Bach, Bernstein or Basie, show tunes or a string quartet, a jazz solo or guitar duo. 

Eklund gift sparks $2 million endowment for CU-Boulder Opera

Downtown Boulder businessman’s gift sparks $2 million CU Opera endowment

October 20, 2014

Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.

CU Opera's 'Pirates of Penzance' opens Oct. 24 at CU-Boulder

CU Opera to perform ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ Oct. 24-26

September 22, 2014

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic light opera a crowd favorite 

CU Opera will open its 2014-15 season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” at Macky Auditorium Oct. 24-26.

CU Opera to open with ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Oct. 24-26

April 30, 2014

CU Opera will open its 2014-15 season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” at Macky Auditorium Oct. 24-26.

“This is one of the two or three most important pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan, and we’ve got just the right students to fill these roles,” says Leigh Holman, director of CU Opera. “This is a delightful piece and audiences just go crazy for it.” 

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