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Central City Opera House

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Address: 200 Eureka Street, Central City, CO 80293
Phone Number: 303-292- 6500
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Do See the Ballad of Baby Doe

The historic opera house has been carefully restored and is very comfortable. Their production of Baby Doe was excellent. It is the 60th anniversary of the opera which was first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The historic opera house has been carefully restored and is very comfortable. Their production of Baby Doe was excellent. It is the 60th anniversary of the opera which was first produced in Central City. Do also enjoy lunch or dinner at Rouge/Face next door.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, Central City has largely been ruined by all the casinos. There, that is off my chest. But the CC Opera House is great. I love it. Small, but in an intimate set. And the recent Tosca was a masterpiece. Absolutely worth a trip out of your way even if the rest of this historic little town is a disaster.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was truly impressed by this production. Wonderful cast and truly solid presentation. The story of Horace Tabor and his love of this Colorado legend holds special notice a it takes place in a locale specific to its plot.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't usually go to Operas, but Baby Doe was entertaining and well done. The Central City Opera House is a great venue!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to the Central City Opera in years, but this year's "Ballad of Baby Doe" was fabulously done. The singers and musicians are professionals from all over the country. The production was really well adapted to the small stage in the beautiful, historic theatre. Seating and acoustics were excellent, and the weather was nice, so before the show... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Central City Opera House is over 100 years old. There is not a bad seat in the house. At intermission you can lounge outside in an enclosed area. Several operas are performed here during July and August. The theater attracts world-class talent; even the live orchestra is just terrific. I attended my first opera here expecting to hate it.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've attended operas at this opera house, and also enjoyed a tour through the Central City historic society. It's great fun to attend the opera in this venue, as you feel as though you've gone back in time. Acoustics are good, and every seat seems to have a good view of the stage. We learned lots of interesting facts about... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We spent two hours touring Central City and its historic buildings, including the Opera House. Great tour, guided by a member of their historical society. Make sure you use a guide to ensure you get in all the buildings. Make sure you also visit the off the main street museum and the submarine! I wish we had more time there.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My husband and I took the historical tour and were able to go inside the Opera House. It is only used for a few weeks during the summer season for productions! What a shame this beautiful theater is not being used to it's potential! It seems that the casinos are taking over this historical city's businesses. We couldn't even find... More 

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Stansbury Park, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a nice old building glad to see it remains. I will definitely be back in the summer when they are open. We love Central City it still feels like the Oldwest and is a great piece of history. Enjoy!

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