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

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.


Our Team


Our Team

Dianela Acosta Executive Director

Dianela Acosta

Executive Director

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. 


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.