Full price: $15-$46
Full price: $15-$46
- Presented by: CU Music
- Venue: Macky Auditorium
- Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, Boulder, CO 80309
"No matter how your story ends, no one is a failure who has friends."
Based on the 1946 Frank Capra movie of the same name (by permission of Paramount Licensing Inc.) and “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera
with Co-Commissioners San Francisco Opera and
the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in December 2016
It may be Christmas, but for George Bailey it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. Based on the 1946 movie of the same name, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's brand new opera adaptation of "It's a Wonderful Life" follows a young guardian angel named Clara as she attempts—with heart and just a bit of holiday magic—to prove to George what an incredible impact he's had on his small town.
"It's a Wonderful Life" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students—often joined by guest artists—bring spine-tingling musicianship to CU's stunning Macky Auditorium. With lavish scenery and costumes and the CU Symphony in the pit, it's opera of the highest order.
Save 15-20% with season tickets. Available in the Eklund Opera Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more
Performance dates and times:
Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
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