ECO productions for 2015
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and John Latouche
Based on the book “Candide” by Voltaire
Leonard Bernstein’s comedic operetta based on Voltaire’s satire of innocence, optimism and the unexpected lessons of life is a masterpiece for the ages.
Saturday August 15, 7:30pm
Steamboat Springs HS Auditorium
The Opera Artist Institute presents a family-friendly double bill:
The Child and the Spells by Maurice Ravel
The story of a rude child whose toys, furniture, and plants come to life to reprimand him for treating them so harshly. (50 minutes)
Bon Appetit by Lee Hoiby
Hilarious operatic adaptation of a Julia Childs television program on how to bake a French chocolate cake. (20 minutes)
Performances Friday August 14 at 7:30pm and Saturday August 15 at 1:30pm
Julie Harris Theater at the Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp
(both performed in English)
Tribute to our Founder
Keri Rusthoi, after twelve years as Founder and Artistic Director of the Emerald City Opera, is moving on to earn her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and to focus on new musical opportunities opening to her.
Emerald City Opera promotes professional opera and the vocal arts in Northwest Colorado, through educational and musical opportunities in collaboration with world-class artists.
See complete 2015 Season Schedule here
Meet Andres Cladera – New Artistsic Director for ECO
Andres Cladera, a native of Uruguay, is the new Artistic Director of Emerald City Opera in Steamboat Springs. His responsibilities for Emerald City Opera are to plan and cast opera productions, provide direction for the Education and Outreach programs including the summer Opera Artist Institute for emerging professional singers, and programs for music education in elementary schools in Northwest Colorado. He will also be involved in production management, fund raising, development, and public relations.
Mr. Cladera, who began singing in opera productions at the age of seven, is also the Resident Conductor at San Antonio Opera and is the founder and Artistic Director of The Microscopic Opera Company in Pittsburg, PA.
Mr. Cladera holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Piano and Vocal Performance from the College of Charleston. In 2007 he received the Outstanding Young Conductor award of the Association of Choral Directors of America. He has prior conducting experience with Opera Colorado, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Edgewood Symphony, Pittsburgh Early Music Consort and Chatham Baroque, and formerly was the Swallow Hill Music School Director.