In February 2020…

BOULDER OPERA announces the revival of the fairytale Puss in Boots or Gato con Botas by  Xavier Montsalvatge’s take on the classic story of an ingenious and quick-witted feline with magical talents is sure to entertain the whole family.  Can Puss win the princess’ hand for his master? Will he outwit the evil ogre? Don’t miss the amazing Boulder Opera singers and orchestra that will turn this fairytale into an afternoon of magical and adventurous opera.  Just one hour, and followed by a Q&A with the cast. Everyone ages 3+ is welcome!

Show Dates

Saturday Feb. 1st, 2:00 P.M, in English

4:00 P.M Spanish w/ subtitles
Sunday  Feb. 2nd, 3:00 P.M, In English

1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Orchestra seats $35
G/A $25

Saturday Feb. 8th, 3:00 P.M (Spanish with subtitles)

Center for the Musical Arts
200 E Baseline Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

General admission $25 

Introducing our stage director …

Michael Travis Risner

Michael Travis Risner

MICHAEL TRAVIS RISNER has been involved in music, theatre, and opera all along the Front Range for nearly three decades.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in music and theatre along with a Master's degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Colorado State University.  Mr. Risner is also in the final stages of completing his Doctoral degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado.

Mr. Risner's work has been seen on the stages of the University of Colorado (Boulder), Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Opera Colorado, Emerald City Opera, Empire Lyric Players, Performance Now Theatre Company, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Vintage Theatre, the Aurora Fox Theatre, Boulder Music Institute, Boulder Symphony, Boulder Opera, and the Lone Tree Arts Center.

No stranger to the stage himself, Mr. Risner's voice straddles the baritone/tenor line, having appeared in such varied roles as Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Don José (Carmen) to both Mozart's and Rossini's Figaro, Sweeney Todd, Caiaphas (JC Superstar), and Anatoly (Chess).