Central City Opera makes company history with outdoor opera festival

Central City Opera's Carousel runs July 10-30.

Artwork for CCO’s Carousel.

After postponing the 2020 Festival to 2021 due to COVID-19, Central City Opera recently announced a partnership with Hudson Gardens & Event Center to present the 2021 Festival productions.

CCO will produce Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical Carousel and Verdi’s Rigoletto as open-air, socially-distanced events at Hudson Gardens in Littleton while Purcell’s hour-long opera Dido and Aeneas and the CCO Al Fresco concert series will be presented in the Opera House Gardens in Central City.

“In order to prioritize the health and safety of our patrons, performers and company members,” said Pelham Pearce, Central City Opera’s General/Artistic Director, “we determined it was necessary to secure an outdoor venue in order to return to live, in-person performances this summer. We are thrilled to partner with Hudson Gardens to host our 2021 Festival in their beautiful outdoor amphitheater.”

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