Project Description

Grantee Profile: Opera Colorado

Since 1981, Opera Colorado has been presenting the highest-quality live performances of grand operas in their original languages. The company balances its repertoire between classic favorites and masterpieces that have not been previously performed in Denver.

Opera Colorado’s mission is to entertain audiences by creating the passion of grand opera, and promoting opera through education and outreach activities. They perform a season of main stage operas annually at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and contemporary works in alternate and more intimate venues. In addition, their community programs reach more than 40,000 students and adults throughout the region each year. The Young Artists program (young professional artists interning with Opera Colorado) is the backbone of outreach and education, allowing students of all ages to experience opera first-hand and through immersive workshops.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports annual activities in 2018 that include mainstage opera productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, audience development activities, education and community engagement programs, and the world premiere production of “Steal a Pencil for Me.”

Learn more about Opera Colorado and purchase tickets to attend a performance on their website at