Published: April 28, 1997

Pueblo will host a week-long series of performances of two children’s operas as part of the CU This Summer cultural outreach program of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre for Children will perform “Little Red Riding Hood” by Seymour Barab and “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck in Pueblo area schools from May 19 through May 24.

The operas will be performed by students in the CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre Program directed by Professor Dennis Jackson of the College of Music. The program has been named a “Program of Excellence” by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Local sponsors of the CU This Summer children’s operas are the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation and Pueblo School District 60.

More than 300,000 people throughout Colorado have attended CU This Summer programs over the nine years that the art, museum exhibits and music and dance performances have traveled the state.

CU This Summer cultural events are sponsored by each community for the enrichment of residents and summer visitors. The host communities this year are Brighton, Burlington, Cortez, Durango, Estes Park, Grand Junction, La Junta, Lamar and Montrose, as well as Pueblo.

CU This Summer sponsorship is shared by the host communities and the Boulder Campus Outreach Council, the CU Office of Business and Community Relations, the department of theater and dance, the CU Art Galleries, the University of Colorado Museum and the College of Music with support from the Office of Public Relations.

For information about the Pueblo CU This Summer children’s opera performances call Joyce Baca Anderson at (719) 549-7149.