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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.” 

Martina Arroyo

Martina Arroyo

January 5, 2013

World renowned soprano Martina Arroyo will be presenting a master class for CU students on the evening of Saturday January 26 from 5-7 PM in the Opera Theater, which will be free and open to the public.

Anna Englander

A whirlwind Italian Butterfly for CU grad student

December 20, 2012

Anna Englander to sing with professional Opera Futura to kick off exchange

Brundibar

CU Opera in “Brundibar”

July 23, 2012

CU Opera provided the student vocalists for the lead roles in the Colorado Music Festival’s presentation of Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar” June 28-29, 2012. Jessi Goebel and Lukas Graf played the young heroes, Anniku and Pepicek, in search of milk for their ailing mother.

Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 10, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

Megan Marino

Megan Marino MM 2008 wins 3rd prize in 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition

March 27, 2012

CU-Boulder Music alumna Megan Marino (MM 2008, vocal performance) won third prize in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 21, 2012, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker, Broadway and Encores! music director Rob Berman, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Chairman of the Board Theodore S. Chapin served as judges.

Joel Burcham

Faculty Joel Burcham in La Traviata

March 6, 2012

Recently featured as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Assistant Professor of Voice Joel Burcham has received exceptional praise in this new review on coloradosprings.com.

“Burcham has a velvety, seamless tone that’s never forced…are tours-de-force, such as the rise and fall in volume at the end of his Act 2 aria.”

Read the full review by clicking here.

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