Eklund Opera Program

West Side Story
Eklund Opera Program

Eklund Opera Program

Great repertoire, lavish scenery, amazing voices and outstanding value—these are the hallmarks of the Eklund Opera Program. Director Leigh Holman and Music Director Nicholas Carthy bring you the best of classical and contemporary opera in three fascinating productions each season and in the CU New Opera Workshop each summer.

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West Side Story

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Oct 26-28, 2018

West Side Story

A musical by Leonard Bernstein
Starting at $15

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Celebrate Leonard Bernste...

Eklund Opera Scenes

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Nov 28, 2018

Eklund Opera Scenes

Fall 2018
Free and open to the public

The fall semester culminates in this showcase of opera classics and lesser-known works, featuring talented undergraduate and graduate voice students i...

Eugene Onegin

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Mar 15-17, 2019

Eugene Onegin

An opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Starting at $15

In 19th-century rural Russia, romance and tragedy unfold in the fates of two sisters. While Tatiana spends her time reading novels, Olga is courted by...

The Turn of the Screw

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Apr 25-28, 2019

The Turn of the Screw

An opera by Benjamin Britten
Starting at $20

Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century English chamber opera—replete with both tonality and dissonance—is something of a horror story, base...

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Latest Eklund Opera Program news View all news items

Apr 27, 2018

BOULDER WEEKLY: CU Eklund Opera…

The next CU opera production, Ariodante will be presented April 26-29 in the intimate…

Apr 9, 2018

CU Boulder’s Eklund Opera Program…

Ariodante is a Baroque-era tale of obsession and betrayal told through feminist…

Apr 3, 2018

CU Presents announces 2018-2019 season

CU Presents is proud to present another specially curated lineup of music,…

Feb 27, 2018

CU Boulder’s Eklund Opera Program…

When Caleb Harris was asked to conduct Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” in…

Oct 27, 2017

DAILY CAMERA: Review: Eklund Opera's…

It was easy to be skeptical when the University of Colorado's Eklund…

Oct 25, 2017

SHARPS AND FLATIRONS: Lehár's Merry…

Franz Lehár’s Merry Widow, the classic Viennese operetta, is a delicious platform for…