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Wheeler Opera House

320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
970 920 5770
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Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Operas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Upper Nyack, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good concerts, films, opera, etc. Right in the center of town and a landmark that is worth visiting if you have a chance. The Aspen music festival may get the glory in the middle of August, but there are always great performances to be found at the Wheeler, and it is a 5 minute walk from the St. Regis.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not an opera fan? You would surprise yourself if you came on Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm. I'm not a fan, but I learn so much from the 15-minute segments that talented young students from around the world come to prep and refine with the support of colleagues and a master teacher. At the end of each 15-minute segment,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We come here again and again. I suppose the most famous artist we saw was the Temptations but most any talent there is quite entertaining. This past winter we saw Keb Mo. Don't miss this guy. He was an acoustic blues guitarist and singer with 3 Emmys to his credit. The balcony was redone last year so the seating up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Wheeler Opera House was build in 1889 so there's plenty of history. Its probably the best sounding theater in the West. Loved it.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We've attended numerous concerts and events at the WOH. All have been great experiences. This happened to be the Judy Collins concert. Had to laugh when we entered as the usher looked at a young couple and commented "wow, someone under 40". The venue has an updated sound system and other improvements. If you are in Aspen it pays to... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The recently renovated opera house was the site of a film screening recently. It has experienced a complete redo, but retains all of its old charm. The balcony has been reworked for more legroom. There is truly not a bad seat in the house.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Perfect size to host talents from Monty Python, to the Eagles, to Aspen Dance Connection!! This little gem of a Victorian theatre, was built by Jerome B Wheeler(CEO of Macy's), during silver mining days and after refurbishing, is a gorgeous venue, in Aspen, for any kind of performance/film event!!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Wheeler Opera House has high quality performances off and on year round. Check their web site for the upcoming performances and offerings.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A stop at the Wheeler Opera house is a must. The history surrounding the facility is very enlightening and getting a whole lesson from a knowledgeable Aspenite was great.

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Chicago Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Wheeler is the venue for the Aspen Music Festival Master Opera Classes conducted by Edward Berkeley, himself a work of art. Wheeler is an ideal venue, comfortable and with good acoustics. Ed is a most articulate and humorous teacher, always constructive, he loves his singing students and works on their acting. The students are competent. The two hour classes... More

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