"Proving Up" is “harrowing ... powerful ... a true opera of our time.” —The Washington Post
Experience two unique chamber operas created by powerful American female composers. Amy Beach's "Cabildo" tells the supernatural story of notorious pirate Pierre Laffite's escape from a New Orleans prison during the War of 1812. Missy Mazzoli's "Proving Up," based on a short story by Karen Russell, is a surreal and haunting commentary on the American dream as experienced by a fictional family of 1860s homesteaders.
Sung in English.
Great repertoire, lavish scenery, amazing voices and outstanding value—these are the hallmarks of the CU Boulder College of Music Eklund Opera Program. Director Leigh Holman and Music Director Nicholas Carthy bring you the best of classical and contemporary opera in these fascinating productions.
Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.
Buying Options and Discounts
Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in the Choice Option. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more
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