Bringing a fresh innovative approach to the
ancient art form of Opera.



Bringing a fresh innovative approach to the
ancient art form of Opera.



Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director/Executive Director Dianela Acosta, the Boulder Opera is beginning its first season with a fresh, vibrant approach to the ancient art of Opera. With the intention of developing new audiences, Boulder Opera operatic interpretations are modern, eclectic and fun!

Boulder Opera is committed to making Opera accessible by producing three Operas per season that will be chosen from the standard repertoire as well as the lesser known; and to offer opportunities to local professional artists.

Start a new tradition with the Boulder Opera!

Coming Up Next: ACT UP! 

Opera on Tap and Boulder Opera present 2 Acts from 2 Operas: 

Carmen Act II and Cosi fan tutte Act I Part I.

ACT UP! will present an exciting intro to the best of two Operas, all in just a little over an hour while enjoying dinner at the Dickens Tavern! 

In Cosi fan tutte (Women are Like That), you'll meet two men who put their girlfriends' faithfulness to the test.
Then, in Act II of Carmen we will dance with the gypsies and meet the toreador Escamillo, who steals Carmen's heart from D. Jose (the soldier who deserted his army for her).

When & where

Friday, June 26th at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Dickens Opera House - 300 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501

General Admission: $20

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About the Boulder Opera Company

Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director/Executive Director Dianela Acosta, the Boulder Opera is an exciting new venture that approaches the ancient art of Opera with fresh, modern interpretations and a spin on the classics. Our mission is to bring new audiences, especially young audience members, to the theater and other venues in Boulder County.

Every season the Boulder Opera  will produce one full-length Opera  and two abridged Operas in our Children’s Series chosen from the standard repertoire.  

The Children’s Series is all about building new audiences and focuses on making opera fun, accessible, and affordable. Repertoire for the Children's Series is chosen from well-known and familiar works. The performances are one hour long and, with the help of a narrator, are engaging and educational at the same time!

Our full-length productions explore rarely performed Operas and use innovative multimedia in unique venues with the goal of developing new audiences for this age-old genre.

All our productions will feature an ensemble orchestra, and will offer opportunities to local professional artists and musicians to collaborate.


Just as in Alcina and Ariodante, Handel’s Orlando was inspired by Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso. Orlando is desperately in love with the pagan princess Angelica, who is in turn in love with an African prince, Medoro; in this hopeless situation, Orlando is driven to madness from which only the magician Zoroastro can save him. 

Directed by Michael Kilcoyne and conducted by Mathieu D’Ordine.


Apr. 4th, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Broomfield Auditorium 

Apr. 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm, First United Church, Boulder

Tickets: General Admission: $25 Students $15

Boulder Opera Children's Series

orlando for kids

Bring your children to see a reduced version of Orlando which we've adapted for a younger audience!

Apr. 9th, 2015 at 11:00 am AND 2:00 pm

Apr. 11th, 2015 at 12:00 pm AND 3:00 pm

Apr. 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm 

Tickets: Adults $15    Children $10


Our Team


Our Team

Dianela Acosta Producer

Dianela Acosta


Dianela, a classically trained singer, founded Boulder Opera Company in December of 2012 with the goal of bringing opera for children to the Boulder area. She performed extensively in New York, and especially enjoyed being part of children's operas with The Amato Opera and the Dicapo Opera where she sang in Cenerentola, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, and the Magic Flute. She also draws from her experience working with Cabaret Otaku in Denver, a local Opera company that specializes in bringing fully staged works to bars and restaurants, where she was a Production Coordinator and Stage Manager in 2012. 

Luisa Rodriguez Education Director

Luisa Rodriguez

Education Director

Luisa Marie Rodriguez comes to Boulder Opera as Director of Education after working with children in many different musical capacities, including four years of teaching Music in public and private schools. Luisa is currently working on a Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at CU, while teaching voice lessons and singing in the Opera Colorado Chorus. In her spare time, Luisa enjoys salsa dancing, singing at jazz jams, and participating in multicultural musical expressions. Luisa is very passionate about delivering the a love of opera to children and adults in an accessible way, so she is thrilled to be working with Boulder Opera Company in Boulder area schools and joining the cast of The Magic Flute.


Jeff Ammons Technical Director

Jeff Ammons

Technical Director

Jeff grew up in Montana and has since traveled the world -- recently landing in Boulder, CO. He is a software entrepreneur with an artistic side. When he's not singing, he's tangoing or pondering the wonderful and complicated aspects of being human.

Christy Vaughan Marketing Director

Christy Vaughan

Marketing Director

For over 15 years Christy has worked in many areas of the arts from teaching and playing all kinds of music to fundraising for arts education to being on the board of Brooklyn's oldest community orchestra. Currently Christy works in marketing for an Italian wine importer and teaches violin/viola in the Boulder area. Christy is excited to work with the Boulder Opera Company to help bring innovative, accessible Opera to our community.



Mathieu D'Ordine Conductor & Cellist

Mathieu D'Ordine

Conductor & Cellist

Mathieu, is a devoted interpreter of a variety of musical genres spanning multiple eras from Domenico Gabrieli to the late 20th century compositions of Alfred Schnittke. He not only performs from the vast pool of existing repertoire, but also has commissioned or premiered new works from brilliant rising composers such as Anthony Green, Ryan Connell and Steve Sachse. In November 2012, Mathieu was the featured soloist performing Austin Wintory's Woven Variations with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, music based on the Grammy nominated soundtrack to the 2011 video game Journey. He is currently spending his free time in the role of music director preparing an independent production for the spring of 2014. Mathieu received his Master of Music degree from CU Boulder in 2011, where he was a long-time student of Judith Glyde.

Corinne Denny Production Manager

Corinne Denny

Production Manager

After years as working as an administrator for her "survival job," Corinne is thrilled to be using her organizational powers for good! While working her way through college and supporting her singing career, Corinne has spent seven years as an administrator, the past three supporting financial advisors. Corinne has been with Boulder Opera since the beginning, stage directing their first production, La Cenerentola, singing the First Lady in The Magic Flute, covering the title role in Vanessa, and she will be appearing in the upcoming productions Operamania! and Hansel and Gretel. Corinne holds a dual master's in Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelor's in Voice Performance with a minor in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University.