Wintersong Opera Fort Collins presents its 16th annual WinterSong: Santa Baby!, the first gala to ring in the 2015 holiday season. The evening will feature fine food, fanciful auction items, and a festive live performance of seasonal holiday favorites from the 1950s & 1960s by OFC’s professional artists (Santa Baby! . Carol of the Bells . The Christmas Waltz . Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire . Charlie Brown Christmas . Silver Bells . Welcome Christmas . Let it Snow . Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas . Deck the Halls . It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas . I’ll Be Home for Christmas . Winter Wonderland . White Christmas . There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays . We Wish You a Merry Christmas . Baby, It’s Cold Outside). [more...]


Brian Clay Luedloff: Artistic Director, Opera Fort Collins As we embark on Season 36 at Opera Fort Collins, my fifth year with the company, I find myself a torn man: torn between looking back and marveling at the brave and bold productions of the past 35 seasons, and looking forward to what we might accomplish and where we might go. It has been a year of loss for our company, with the passing of so many leaders in our community who brought vision and energy to the idea that the arts live at the core of our social fabric. Art defines us when mere words fail. Art speaks to our identity. It tells the story of who we are and whom we hope to be. Some are calling this the “age of identity,” a time when race, gender, age and faith become anchors for defining and expressing identity. We are no longer content to allow the uncontrollable to define us. Like a sculptor chipping away at the unnecessary marble, or the painter finding the right color and texture, we create our own identity in the 21st century. So what will our identity at Opera Fort Collins be? [more...]


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