Central City Opera House (Central City, Colo.)
__ __ __Work cat.: The glory that was gold, 1992: t.p. (Central City Opera House) p. vii (built in 1878 in Central City, Colo.)
Central City Opera House is given to the University of Denver by the McFarlane family in 1932 (Ida Kruse McFarlane, Professor of English at DU, good friends with Anne Evans). The CCOHA was administered as a non-profit corporation during this time.
Sources Breck, From the Rockies to the World, 1997, 126.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: M123.0253
Abstract This box contains photographs, programs, print material, and other documents pertaining to productions and events from 1990-1991. Events included are luncheons and dinners, galas, Operalogue, Fashion Show, Yellow Rose Ball, and press parties. Productions include: Cosi Fan Tutte (1990), La Traviata (1990), The Merry Widow (1990), Die Fledermaus (1991), Romeo and Juliet (1991), and Tosca (1991). All materials are not available for every performance, photographs consist of both performances and...
File — Box: M123.0278
Abstract This box contains approximately 350 negatives from the Central City Opera festival taken during various social events, productions, and candid images of CCOHA affiliates from the 1954 festival season. Negatives were found in the CCOHA offices, when rehoused any information pertaining to image was transfered onto the sleeve handwritten in pencil. Images may or may not exist in printed form elsewhere in the collection and images may or may not represent every event from the season.
Abstract The Flower Girls were a fundraising tradition started by Anne Evans with the first Central City Opera Festival season in 1932. Debutants from prominent Denver families would be selected by a "secret committee" to act as hostesess of the opera's opening nights, handing out nosegay bouquets to opera-goers to throw onstage as the permier performance curtain closed. The materials in this series were put together by Barbara Ferguson, who has been involved with the CCOHA, the Central...