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Ellie Caulkins Opera House

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Denver, CO 80202


Westword's Description

Putting the Ellie Caulkins Opera House inside the historic Quigg Newton Auditorium was like building a ship inside a bottle. The auditorium -- a 1908 buff-colored brick building designed in a neoclassical style by Robert O. Willison -- had become run down over the years and had long since lost its historic interior. And that history was an illustrious one: Then known as the Municipal Auditorium, it hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and later became the city's premier opera house. The inside was restored in 2002 with a gorgeous, neo-modern interior that’s all rich woods and shining glass and metal, and the 2,225-seat theater still hosts opera -- and comedians, ballet performances, songsters representing a variety of genres, and high-school graduation ceremonies.

Merchant's Description

Opera Colorado performs a season of three operas annually at the state-of-the-art Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex located in downtown Denver. Since its inception in 1983, Opera Colorado has been committed to presenting the highest quality live performances of opera in their original languages. In addition to our main stage performances, Opera Colorado community programs reach over 40,000 students and adults throughout the region annually.

Member Reviews

  • on 01/20/13

    Saw Leo Kottke last night, Jan 19, 2013. The half filled venue was lovely. The entertainment was not. We were very disappointed and left at intermission. The first half of the show was filled with ridiculous songs and dialogue that left me wondering if Mr. Kottke was ever going to play music that I paid my money to hear. He played a terrible song about wanting to "kill you on... More >>

  • on 06/30/10

    love the balcony seating been here for many graduations and countless amazing shows

  • AshleyG wrote a review for Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    on 06/28/10

    Great venue, pretty expensive though.

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  • 7:30 p.m. May 3, 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7:30 p.m. May 9, 2:00 p.m. May 11

    Presented by Opera Colorado.

  • 8:00 p.m. May 17

    With Kristeen Young

  • 8:00 p.m. September 13

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