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National Opera Week 2015 | Colorado Performing Arts Photographer

Happy National Opera Week! I love photographing performances of every kind and Opera Colorado‘s Young Artist production of the Magic Flute was no exception. I got to see the full version of the show and photograph the abridged, young artist version. This version was adapted for a younger audience and kids from schools all over the state came to see it. I love seeing kids engaged in opera.

It was so cool to see the Ellie filled with young student, teachers and parents. The show had romance, drama, and humor so there was something for everyone. This version was all in English and the students learned the story-line in their classes before seeing the show (something I like to do when I go to the opera as well).

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Cherity Koepk, Director of Education & Community Engagement/Young Artists, introduces the opera.

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The three ladies (Amy Maples, Young Artist Katherine Sanford, and Marcia Ragonetti) and Tamino (Young Artist Brett Sprague)

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Papageno (Young Artist Andrew Paulson) and Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey)

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Sarastro (Young Artist Daniel DeVicente) and Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey) with the Opera Colorado Chorus

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Tamino (Young Artist Brett Sprague) with the four elements (Matt Cantwell, Thomas Lynch, Luke North, and Ammon Swofford)

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Sarastro (Young Artist Daniel DeVicente) with the Opera Colorado Chorus

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Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey)

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Queen of the Night (So Young Park) and Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey)

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Papageno (Young Artist Andrew Paulson) and Papagena (Young Artist Katherine Sanford)

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Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey) and Tamino (Brett Sprague)

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Tamino (Young Artist Brett Sprague) and Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey) with the Opera Colorado Chorus

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Papageno (Young Artist Andrew Paulson), Tamino (Young Artist Brett Sprague), Sarastro (Young Artsit Daniel DeVicente), Pamina (Young Artist Leah Bobbey), and Papagena (Young Artist Katherine Sanford)

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Papageno (Young Artist Andrew Paulson) and Papagena (Young Artist Katherine Sanford) with the Opera Colorado Chorus

Conductor – Joseph Mechavish

Stage Director – Jordan Braun

Chorus Master – John Baril

Scenic Design – Stephen D. Mazzeno

Lighting and Projection Design – SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal

Wig and Makeup Design – Ronell Oliveri

If you or your company want engaging production photos to help you reach new audiences and sell more tickets, please send me a message.

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20 thoughts on “National Opera Week 2015 | Colorado Performing Arts Photographer

    1. Thanks Jennie! It was a different cast but all the Young Artists are either understudies or have smaller roles in the standard performances. The Queen of the Night and the chorus is the same though.

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  1. Wow that shot of Queen of the Night and Pamina – awesome. Love the opera photography. Fantastic shots of the audience. I’m sure the person behind the guy in the cowboy hat wanted to wring his neck. Didn’t his mamma teach him any manners? You take your hat of when you come inside!

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  2. I love watching the Opera and especially with my girls. Such an amazing experience and you capturing these images gives me that amazing feeling back. Great job!

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