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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Operagasmic Production of the Week!

Operagasmic Production of the Week!

by Christie Connolley

I love to arrive early to the opera.  For one, I want to sit down and see what everyone else is wearing…. the gowns, the sequins, THE SHOES!  Once that is done, I delve into the program!  I want to read the ‘who’s who, all of the singers bios, and the miniature reproductions of their glossy 8 X 10′s (which I usually go back to during intermission and estimate how many years ago that photo was taken), the director’s notes, the conductor’s notes!  It is one of the best parts of going to the opera!  So let Operagasm get you ready with the down low on new and exciting upcoming productions.

The Operagasmic Production of the Week is Opera Fort Collin’s production of The Ballad of Baby Doe!

Colorado’s Legendary Silver Queen Comes to Life Based on the larger-than-life Colorado historical figures of Horace Tabor, Augusta Tabor, and Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor, this two-act opera follows the quicksilver rise and fall of a 19th century Leadville mining baron. It is a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale from Tabor’s first encounter with Baby Doe and the dissolution of his marriage from Augusta to the opulent life of mining millionaires and their tragic but predictable downfall. Composer Douglas Moore’s most prominent work is one of the few American operas that reside in the standard repertory. Sung in English with easy- to-read supertitles. Opera length: Two and one half hours.


Friday August 23, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.


The Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521


Individual: $70 $50 $35 $20 student
Group Tickets: $40 Group Rate (10+)
Season 34 Packages: view our season ticket packages


The Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521


Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo soprano (Augusta Tabor)

Marcia Ragonetti

Bradley Thompson, lyric baritone (Horace Tabor)

Bradley Thompson

Colleen M. Jackson, coloratura soprano (Baby Doe Tabor)

Colleen M. Jackson

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