LOCALLY GROWN Celebrate the harvest season with a locally-sourced dinner and musical selections from composer Aaron Copland’s short opera, The Tender Land. This unique edible & audible experience starts with a gourmet farm-to-table dinner artfully prepared by Greg Gadwa, Executive Chef of the Fort Collins Country Club. The Tender Land, a coming of age story set during harvest season, will be performed by the company’s resident artists. Harvest and harmony meet as local farmers showcase the fruits of their labor in silent auction baskets. [more...]


Brian Clay Luedloff: Artistic Director, Opera Fort Collins Welcome to Opera Fort Collins’ Season 35! We are excited to open with​ ​FOLLIES, ​ ​Stephen Sondheim​ ​and James Goldman's rarely performed opera​ ​ noir.​ ​This production reflects​ ​the OFC ​ ​commitment to explore the broad range of American opera through our American Opera Initiative: opera on American subjects, by American composers, and for American audiences. ​ ​Then we are off to explore the incredible range of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. In early February, enjoy a new English translation of his comic opera ​"​The Elixir of Love.​"​ Just in time for​ ​the season of lo​ve - it's our little​ ​Valentine's Day gift​ ​to you! ​ ​ Our season finale showcases Donizetti's dramatic talent with the dark Scottish tragedy ​ "​Lucia di Lammermoor. ​"​ As always,​ ​our productions offer something for everyone — even those who think they don’t like opera! [more...]