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

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!


2016-2017 Season Announcement

Opening Concert Sunday October 9th At 4:00 P.M.


The Elixir of Love by Donizetti

Nomad Theater in Boulder
Thursday December 1st 11:00 a.m and 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, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. Stewart Auditorium, Longmont

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

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

Conductor: Chappell Kingsland



Zarzuela and Goyescas by Enrique Granados

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: Steven Aguiló-Arbues

Coming Up Next:


Presenting sponsor:

Experience the captivating music of “Carmen” this summer at the Bandshell Outdoor Theatre in Boulder. “Carmen” is the tale of a seductive Gypsy whose songs entice her lover, soldier Don Jose, as well as the audience. This tale of love, lust and murder is one of the most popular and greatest of all operas. Sung by the Boulder Opera singers, fully staged and featuring an ensemble orchestra led by Parisa Zaeri.

August 20th at 6:30 pm at the Bandshell (Canyon Ave. and Broadway)

Pre-Concert talk- with Ron Nadel 5:30 pm
FREE admission!

Help us raise funds for these free community events by donating to our gofundme.

We are also offering baskets full of picnic fare - wine, cheese, fruit, bread and charcuterie that you can pick up fresh on the day of the outdoor performance of Carmen. Those who purchase picnic baskets will get VIP seating for the opera. You can pre-order your picnic basket here!

About the Boulder Opera Company

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.