Boulder Opera Company stages Samuel Barber’s ‘Vanessa’

February 25, 2014
Photo: Michael Tilley of Boulder Opera Company(Photo: Courtesy Boulder Opera Company)
Conductor and pianist Michael Tilley of Boulder Opera Company

The opera tells the story of a woman who has shut herself into a house for decades after being abandoned by her lover.

The production will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2950 Walnut St. in Boulder. Tickets are $25-$45.

For more on “Vanessa,” click the audio link above to hear Boulder Opera Company conductor and pianist Michael Tilley talk about the opera during a recent visit to CPR’s Performance Studio.

He explains the relationship between Barber and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti, and the creation of the Boulder production.

Bravo!

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