Opera, Anyone?

Central City Opera
Teatulia Ceylon Pearl Tea The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw film

Whether you're an opera aficionado or are just curious about what opera is all about, you can expand your knowledge while having fun with Fresh City Life My Branch and Fresh City Life programs in June!

Central City Opera is the 2nd oldest annual professional opera festival in the country, located right here in Colorado! Each summer, they present three productions, including an opera favorite, a lesser known work, and an American work. One of summer 2012's offerings is Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw, based on the novella by Henry James. Set in a 19th century English country house filled with ghosts and mystery, this work is sure to set your spine tingling! If you want a preview of the story, check out the book, a film of the opera, or the music!

Fresh City Life My Branch has partnered with Central City Opera for 2 events pairing opera and tea from local tea companies. Join us on Saturday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Schessman Family Branch for A Taste of Britten, where you can sip on delicious tea provided by Ceylon Pearl  and snack on tasty English teatime treats provided by our favorite cooking teacher, Monica Kadillak, all while geting a sneak peak at Central City Opera's 2012 Festival offerings, including Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

On Tuesday, June 19 (please note change of date from printed brochure!) at 6 p.m. at the Ross Cherry Creek Branch, Unveil the Mysteries of Opera! Get an in-depth look at Central City while enjoying the lovely offerings of Teatulia Tea.

Fresh City Life at Central presents Central City Road Trip on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grab some picnic food and your sunglasses and get out on the open road for a scenic jaunt ‘up the hill’ to Central City. This is a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Central City Opera House. Take a special tour of the opera, get a backstage point of view, and hear about the upcoming productions. You’ll see a rehearsal in progress as well as actors working on staged combat scenes. Pack a lunch and enjoy the sights and history of Central City. After the tour, you're on your own to have some fun on the town. Registration is required. Please register online or call 720-865-1206.

By the end of June, you too could be an opera expert, thanks to Fresh City Life and Fresh City Life My Branch! Look for other great adult cultural programs on our web sites!

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