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Central City Opera House

200 Eureka Street, Central City, CO 80293
303-292- 6500
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Central City
Type: History Museums, Operas, Theaters, Cultural
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is the only part of Central City that is even recognizable from twenty years ago. In the name of gambling every shop and restaurant have disappeared both here and in Black Hawk. It is a real shame but if you want to gamble it's closer than Vegas.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Central City Opera brought The Sound of Music to Denver at the Ellie Caulkin Theater. I really enjoyed it. The character of Maria was beautifully played. The children were WONDERFULLY cast. Beautifully done. My only issue with this play was the lack of chemistry between the Captain and Maria. The actor who played the Captain was flat. I understand... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We've had season tickets for a few years, and it's fun and exciting to see performances here. What wonderful shows we have seen, some classics like Madame Butterfly, musicals like Oklahoma, new operas like Three Decembers, Our Town, Dead Man Walking. Don't miss the Short Works performed in the old stable across the street before the opera, also the Notes... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You haven't seen anything until you have been to the Central City Opera. Acoustics are wonderful. The setting is amazing. It's an old historic theater in an old mining town in the foothill mountains. It sits over a river so in the old days they open the vents to cool the place with the air from the river. Historically all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Central City is an old mining town in the mountains. The restored old opera house is charming and the opera productions are of very high quality. The American opera "Dead Man Walking" was very moving. The singers have wonderful voices and are fine actors. Mozart's "'The Marriage of Figaro" is more light hearted and also excellent.There is an art gallery... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the old "War Horses" to contemporary operas, Central City offer the highest quality productions in a glorious mountain setting! Wide variety of ticket prices, adjacent gardens and wonderful Rouge restaurant--it's an EVENT! Make your reservation & GO! Buy a parking ticket to make things easy!

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We attended the dress rehearsal of Figaro and were amazed at the magnificent voices and set design. This is a MUST SEE this season. The chorus and principals created perfect vocal sounds that resonated throughout the historic opera house with great acoustics. The comedy plot, acting and orchestra will delight everyone. Food available nearby and enjoy the casinos while you... More

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Charleston,SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Even if you don't gamble, a trip to Blackhawk/Central City is worthwhile. Great history, and the show here is top-notch.

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Rio Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

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

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