Denver Opera Photographer | Barber of Seville

As a Denver opera photographer, I have seen a lot of versions of a lot of operas. I absolutely loved Opera Colorado‘s interpretation of Barber of Seville. I’m all about the visuals when it comes to performances and this was definitely my favorite opera set ever. The set, costumes, lighting, and props came together to create a bright, fun, almost Dr. Suess-like world with art nouveau inspiration. This was the last mainstage show I got to photograph before the pandemic too. But I’m happy to say that after a year of no stages and no performances, I was back in the theater again yesterday! I got to photograph Park Hill Dance’s spring showcase Spark! at the Vintage Theater. It was so amazing to be back in a dark theater with my camera again and capture the amazing artistry of dance!

Denver Opera Photographer | Barber of Seville

This student matinee of Barber of Seville was performed by Opera Colorado’s Artists in Residence for middle and high school students from all over the state. It is always so wonderful to see the kid’s reactions when they first see the opera house. This time, I got to go right up to the front of the stage to get photos of the kids enjoying the opera. They loved the show and laughed a ton at all the silliness this comedy had to offer. Photographing this show is always one of the highlights of my year! I love getting to capture the performance but it’s also so much fun to see how the kids experience it. I love seeing their faces when they walk into the theater, hearing them talk about the show at intermission, and listening to their questions at the Q&A after.

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