Eklund Opera Program

Ariodante
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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Ariodante

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Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

An opera by George Frideric Handel
Starting at $20

The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’...

CU New Opera Workshop

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Jun 15-17, 2018

CU New Opera Workshop

"If I Were You" by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer
Free and open to the public

The celebrated American opera team of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Moby-Dick," "Three Decembers") return...

CU New Opera Workshop

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Jun 16, 2018

CU New Opera Workshop

Composer Fellows' Initiative
Free and open to the public

Join us for the world premieres of four brand-new opera works by CU composition students, presented in the experimental and intimate ATLAS Black Box T...

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Oct 26-28, 2018

Title TBA

Title announcement May 1, 2018
Starting at $15

Eklund Opera will announce this classic title from Music Theatre International Tuesday, May 1. Check back May 1, 2019, or signup for our email list f...

Eklund Opera Scenes

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Dec 5, 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 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

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Oct 27, 2017

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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…

Sep 28, 2017

Eklund Opera season opens with…

Lehár’s hit opera is a feast of hummable tunes, ball gowns and…