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

Opening Concert

The Boulder Opera is excited to bring you a concert of classic Opera scenes and arias to kick off our fifth season. Join us for a fabulous evening of pieces by Donizetti, Rossini, Puccini and Zarzuela, featuring the Boulder Opera ensemble orchestra led by Steven Aguilo-Arbues. Performers will include James Baumgardner, Phoenix Gayles, Carolyn Hoehle, Matt Peterson, Eapen Leubner, Emily Murdock, Ariana Gibbard and Dianela Acosta

This concert will also serve as our annual fundraiser, working to support the season’s productions and educational programs. In addition to the performances, the evening will feature a silent auction and reception during the intermission.


Saturday, October 15th at 7:30 pm

Pine Street Church



General admission $25

Students and seniors: $20

Hors d'oeuvres included with price

2016-2017 Season Announcement


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

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.