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From the Artistic Director

Brian Clay Luedloff: Artistic Director, Opera Fort Collins A season of women in the spotlight. Opera Fort Collins brings you Season 37, a season featuring strong female characters and the men who love them and manipulate them. From a strong-willed Cinderella, to the force of nature that was Maria Callas, to the woman who demanded (and received) the head of John the Baptist, these women are heroines and villains, but they share one commonality: strength.

Brian Clay Luedloff

Artistic Director
Opera Fort Collins

From the Music Director

Wes Kenney: Music Director, Opera Fort Collins It is my great fortune to be working in a community with a professional opera company. Being Music Director of Opera Fort Collins and the Fort Collins Symphony has created a unique opportunity to forge an alliance that makes for outstanding performances for both organizations. The importance of the orchestra as not just an accompanying ensemble but also a commenting entity in operatic drama requires excellent musicians in the pit so that sensitivity and flexibility is the norm. The presence of the FCS guarantees that the performances you hear with OFC will be of the highest caliber. I can certainly speak for the members of the FCS in telling you that opera is one of the ultimate challenges for any orchestra and that playing it on a regular basis makes the ensemble better. It is also my great pleasure to be working with such a vibrant group of individuals who all are focused on giving you the best theatrical experience that can be mounted outside of Denver. We hope that you will find out what many people already know: that Opera Fort Collins is the ticket to buy whenever we take the stage!

I hope you will be a part of the amazing experience.

Wes Kenney

Music Director
Opera Fort Collins


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