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Central City Opera House

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Address: 200 Eureka Street, Central City, CO 80293
Phone Number: +1 303-292-6500
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Beautiful building, interesting history

Erected by the citizenry, eventually neglected, then rescued from oblivion, this Opera House is in use during opera season only. It has wonderful acoustics and hosted some great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Sumiko D
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Should be open in Fall and Spring. What a disappointment they are not open when the weather is still good

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Erected by the citizenry, eventually neglected, then rescued from oblivion, this Opera House is in use during opera season only. It has wonderful acoustics and hosted some great names in the past. It is also possessed of a mysterious pervasive chill... why? Guided tours are available- the trompe l'oeil paintings alone were worth the tour to me.

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Cheyenne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Central City Opera is a much anticipated and enjoyed event annually. The productions are very well done, and the Opera House itself is something not to be missed -- the history of the place is incredible, take some time to learn about it -- you will be amazed.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Central City Opera is a treasure: small and historic venue with first class opera singers and performances during the summer. Tosca and The Ballad of Baby Doe are the main 2016 productions and both are terrific. 50 minute drive from Denver to this historic mining town.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The historic opera house has been carefully restored and is very comfortable. Their production of Baby Doe was excellent. It is the 60th anniversary of the opera which was first produced in Central City. Do also enjoy lunch or dinner at Rouge/Face next door.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

First, Central City has largely been ruined by all the casinos. There, that is off my chest. But the CC Opera House is great. I love it. Small, but in an intimate set. And the recent Tosca was a masterpiece. Absolutely worth a trip out of your way even if the rest of this historic little town is a disaster.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I was truly impressed by this production. Wonderful cast and truly solid presentation. The story of Horace Tabor and his love of this Colorado legend holds special notice a it takes place in a locale specific to its plot.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Don't usually go to Operas, but Baby Doe was entertaining and well done. The Central City Opera House is a great venue!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I haven't been to the Central City Opera in years, but this year's "Ballad of Baby Doe" was fabulously done. The singers and musicians are professionals from all over the country. The production was really well adapted to the small stage in the beautiful, historic theatre. Seating and acoustics were excellent, and the weather was nice, so before the show... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The Central City Opera House is over 100 years old. There is not a bad seat in the house. At intermission you can lounge outside in an enclosed area. Several operas are performed here during July and August. The theater attracts world-class talent; even the live orchestra is just terrific. I attended my first opera here expecting to hate it.... More 

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