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16th Season (2013-2014)

 The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan—new production

Young Artist Production

June 19, 20 & 21 2014 at Brucemore on the Lawn

Tickets available from Brucemore: 319-362-7375 or

Carmen Video Trailer, January 2014 Production:



Opera is….a DRAG!

Thursday September 19, 2013 at CSPS
Sponsored by Bankers Trust

We kicked off the 16th  Season with local radio personalities Dennis Green and Scott Schulte & special guest “Carmen Merengue” in a hilarious original, musical spoof of CR Opera’s 16th season!

Carmen by Bizet – new production

 Friday January 17 at 8pm & Sunday January 19 at 2pm at Paramount Theatre with Orchestra Iowa

Sponsored by CRST, Rockwell Collins, United Fire Group, Myron & Esther Wilson

Sung in French with English supertitles

Featuring Iowa-born mezzo soprano, Janara Kellerman, in the title role
Conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht; Stage direction by Bill Ferrara

Free pre-opera curtain talks 1 hour prior to performances.

Live Broadcast by Iowa Public Radio (Sunday matinee)

"CARMEN:  Assembling the Pieces to Make a Production"
A Coe College Adult Forum Featuring Carmen conductor, stage director, set & costume designers.

Thursday, January 16 at 9:00AM

Gypsy Brunch
Sunday, January 19 at 11:30am-1pm

Sponsored by The Anderson Group at Morgan Stanley

A special brunch in the Paramount Theatre’s Encore Lounge with tapas and bloody mary bar along with tunes from our Young Artists, with an onstage, up-close and personal look at the set with a Director. .

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