Christy will perform the spirited leading lady Marie in the Santa Fe Opera Festival's season opener, "Daughter of the Regiment."
$5 million in renovations is needed to return Leadville’s historic opera house to a year-round venue for the performing arts.
The bass-baritone is one of five winners who will receive $15,000 each.
A medieval work of art cured a composer's case of writer's block and inspired a Christmas classic.
Photo credit: Flickr user memeticfield.
Colorado Public Radio's SummerFest 2012