Performing Arts


Wed April 30, 2014

Coming Soon To Colorado: Wolfgang And Weed

The Colorado Symphony's Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver last summer. If you squint, you can see a cloud of something that's probably not pot smoke.
Matt Korona Courtesy of the Colorado Symphony


Mon April 7, 2014
Arts & Life

Two Leads, Two Deaths In 18 Hours

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 5:29 pm

Kristine Opolais made her Madama Butterfly debut as Cio-Cio-San, only to get a last-minute call to play Mimi in La Boheme.
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Over the weekend, soprano Kristine Opolais sang her heart out — and died twice.

Friday evening she had sung the lead in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. It was her debut in that role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. It was a big deal. Opolais was so excited about it that she stayed up until five the next morning.

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Thu March 27, 2014
Arts District

Colorado Ballet's ‘Beat’ Moves To DeVotchKa’s Drums

Colorado Ballet dancers Maria Mosina and Dominico Luciano rehearse 'The Last Beat.'
Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet’s newest work explores the stark reality of military service: some return to loving families, others never return. That discord is echoed in the driving beat of the music – courtesy of Colorado’s own DeVotchKa.

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Thu January 23, 2014
Arts District

'The Whipping Man' Is Emblematic Of Curious' Approach To Theater

The challenges of life after the Civil War are explored in 'The Whipping Man,' currently on stage at Curious Theatre Company. Pictured are actors Laurence Curry and Sean Scrutchins.
Michael Ensminger, courtesy of Curious Theatre.

On the heels of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation, Curious Theatre Company has mounted The Whipping Man, a play that looks at the painful legacy of slavery in post-Civil War Richmond, Va.

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Thu January 9, 2014
Arts District

Gene Kelly's Career: Evidence Mom Knows Best?

An iconic image from 'Singin' in the Rain.'
Image provided courtesy of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Hollywood history would be very different had Gene Kelly pursued his dream of playing shortstop for the Pittsburg Pirates. Born and raised in the Steel City, it was his mother who insisted he take dance lessons as a child.

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