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Charles and Reta Ralph Opera Center

Colorado State University is proud to announce the creation of the Charles and Reta Ralph Opera Center. The center, housed at the state-of-the-art University Center for the Arts, is named in honor of Charles and Reta Ralph in recognition of their generous and continuing support of opera at Colorado State University. The Ralph’s benevolence provides programmatic support and professional development opportunities, as well as a broad scholarship support system for students studying vocal performance.Read more about the new center.

The Ralph Opera Center performs two fully staged productions with orchestra each semester, as well as multiple opera scenes programs, spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. Past presentations include: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Benjamin Brittin’s The Rape of Lucretia, Verdi’s Falstaff, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers and Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

  1. Ample performing opportunities for undergraduate students.
  2. Graduate students fill leadership roles and may participate in the Opera Fort Collins Apprentice Artist program.
  3. Auditions for the Ralph Opera Center are held at the beginning of each semester and are open to all CSU students.

Directed by Tiffany Blake. Meets TR 2-5 p.m., UCA G 122