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“There is a lot more than the opera house in Central City”

Central City Opera House
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Rio Vista, California
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“There is a lot more than the opera house in Central City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stopped at Central city for the casinos, but returned for the town itself. It is a restored mining town which burnt down and was rebuilt in brick to make it safer. The building remained and have been restored as casinos and shops. This is better than Virginia City in Nevada which gets much more publicity. There are brochures for three walking tours on the town which cover 50 buildings. There is a four lane road from Idaho Springs off of i-70 which makes it an easy stop.

Visited May 2014
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Greeley, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Barber of Seville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The staging, the artists, the costumes, the energy all came together to provide a wonderful performance in this historic opera house.

Visited July 2013
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Parker, CO
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490 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Dress up, go Opera!!! Old style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I did a matinee, and what a treat! Loved the smallness of this Opera House...it made it so 'personal' and upclose. We saw Barber of Seville, which is a great 'beginner' opera. The production was superb. I loved being able to go out on the patio during intermission, such a beautiful area.

I think any seat in the house would be good, so appeals to different pocketbooks!

Visited July 2013
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Denver, CO
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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique Opera Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This 550 seat 19th century opera house offers quality performances and a unique opportunity to see and hear them in a really intimate setting. My opera buff husband thought the musicians and singers in "The Barber of Seville" were impressive and marveled at how the performers managed so much well choreographed movement on a small stage. An opera here is a different experience than one performed by Opera Colorado and offers different pleasures, including the ability to see the performers' faces very clearly. The evening can please both opera enthusiasts and those with a more casual interest in opera. Pre-performance, enjoy a drink or light dinner at Kevin Teller's Rouge in the Teller House next door.

Visited July 2013
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Denver
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151 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“An Opera Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Built for the miners in 1878, this historic opera house is a unique experience. They bring in great performers. In 15 years of attending the summer festival, I have never been disappointed! This year's "The Marriage of Figaro" was side-splittingly funny with wonderful voices, staging, costumes and orchestral finesse. Colorado has a real gem with this company. Bravo!

Visited July 2013
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