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




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


Boulder Opera 

A local nonprofit dedicated to enriching Our community through the arts

Elixir of Love


The Boulder Opera is back with the popular Children Series! This December come see an adaptation of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” for young audiences.

Clumsy, shy Nemorino is in love. Unfortunately, the object of his affections, Adina, doesn’t feel the same way. As the dashing pilot Belcore arrives to sweep Adina off her feet, so enters Dr. Dulcamara with his famous “elixir of love”. Nemorino plans to use the elixir to make Adina fall head over heels for him. Will Adina choose Nemorino and end on a joyful high note?

Sung in Italian with subtitles, this popular sweet and charming opera will delight young and old audiences. Featuring an ensemble orchestra led by Mathieu D’Ordine.



Nomad Theater in Boulder

Thursday December 1st  1:00pm

Friday December 2nd at 6:00pm

Sunday December 4th at 12:00pm and 3:00pm

Broomfield Auditorium

Saturday December 3rd at 1:00pm



Adults: $16

Children (ages 4+): $12

Seniors (60+): $12

2016-2017 Season Announcement


The Elixir of Love by Donizetti

Nomad Theater in Boulder
Thursday December 1st  1:00 p.m.
Friday December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday December 4th at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Broomfield Auditorium
Saturday December 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
Conductor: Mathieu D'Ordine




The Firebringers By Chappell Kingsland

Our educational outreach Opera/workshop will be available for elementary schools from January to May 2017.

For more information or to book the program email Emma at

Community performances will be: 

Saturday, Feb 4th at 2:00 p.m. Stewart Auditorium, Longmont

Sunday, Febr 5th at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Louisville Center for the Arts

Saturday, Feb 11th at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Canyon Theater, Boulder

Saturday Feb 25th at 3:00pm  Center for Musical Arts, Lafayette

Conductor: Chappell Kingsland


Zarzuela and Goyescas by Andres Cladera

Sunday April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Stewart Auditorium

Friday April 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the Dairy Center for the Arts

Sunday April 9th at 4:00 p.m. Broomfield Auditorium

Conductor: Andres Cladera

Our Mission

Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director/Executive Director Dianela Acosta, the Boulder Opera is immersed in its fourth 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. The Company is funded mainly by donation, and we're grateful to our generous patrons for helping us keep this art from becoming lost in our community.

Start a new tradition with the Boulder Opera!


The Boulder Opera is committed to making opera accessible, inspiring and engaging to the community. Our goal is to develop new audiences for this old art form, enrich the lives of our community, and provide opportunity to local musicians. Our Children’s productions explore repertoire in reduced versions with a narrator and an ensemble orchestra. And our full-length productions, which include standard, contemporary, and rarely performed works, are experimental in nature, seeking to reach and entertain new audiences and delight the old. Our outreach program is designed to inspire and educate the young generation about opera and to make connections to other disciplines through our study guides and free workshops.