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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.” 

New faculty: Matthew Chellis, Assistant Professor of Voice

April 29, 2014

As a tenor, Matthew Chellis has appeared to critical and popular acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. 

He has performed with the New York City Opera, National Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Opera de Bogota, Frankfurt Opera and many others. He has served leading roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Juan in Prague, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and numerous others.

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.

2012 CU New Opera Workshop Announced

January 3, 2012

The CU New Opera Workshop has just been announced for this summer and you’re invited to explore this year’s exciting offerings including Lori Laitman’s opera “Ludlow,” based on the verse novel by Colorado poet laureate David Mason about the deadly Colorado coal mining strike.

2011 Ekstrand Competition Results

November 4, 2011

Congratulations to all Fall 2011 prize winners!

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