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Year
Date
Place
Company
Production

Notes







1931
Jan 21
Auditorium
German Grand Opera Co
The Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
Max von Schilling, conductor

Jan 22m


Tiefland (d'Albert)
Thursday matinee

Jan 22


Tristan and Isolde (Wagner)

1931
Mar 10
Auditorium
Paul Robeson, bass-baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1931
May 7- 9
Broadway
Denver Music Week
The Mikado (G &S) Sat matinee May 9
1931
Oct 5
Auditorium
John McCormack, tenor
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1931
Oct 16
Auditorium
Mary Garden, soprano
Concert
Helen Teats series
1931
Nov 10
Auditorium
Roland Hayes, tenor
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series






1932
Feb 1
Auditorium
Rosa Raisa, soprano, and Giacomo Rimini, baritone
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1932
Mar 6
Trinity M. E. Church
Lamont Opera Club
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Concert version
1932
Mar 15
Auditorium
John Charles Thomas, baritone
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1932
May 5- 7
Broadway
Denver Music Week
Robin Hood (De Koven)
Sat matinee May 7
1932
Aug 11- 18
Denver Theater
Schwab and Mandel
Desert Song (Romberg)
"With Perry Askam and the original cast of 65..."
1932
Oct 25
Auditorium
Lily Pons, soprano
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1932
Nov 1
Auditorium
Giovanni Martinelli, tenor,  Frederick Schauwecker, pianist Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1932
Nov 15
Auditorium
Kathryn Meisle, contralto
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series; first appearance in Denver






1933
May 1, 2
Auditorium
Denver Grand Opera Co Mignon (Thomas)
First opera by this company formed by Joseph Bosetti; "Cast of 150" under the direction of Bosetti
1933
Jun 14- 20
Denham Theater
Fanchon & Marco
The Desert Song (Romberg)
"With Perry Askam and cast of 65..."
1933
Aug 5- 17
Central City
University of Denver; Robert Edmond Jones production
The Merry Widow (Lehar)
Natalie Hall, Gladys Swarthout, Richard Bonelli, Ernest McChesney; Macklin Marrow conducting
1933
Oct 23
Auditorium
Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1933
Oct 30
Auditorium
Lucrezia Bori, soprano
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series






1934
Jan 15
Auditorium
Richard Crooks, tenor
Concert; assisted by Lamont Singers
Slack-Oberfelder series
1934
Apr 23- 25, 29
Auditorium
Denver Grand Opera Co
Romeo and Juliet (Gounod)
Monsignor Joseph Bosetti's company; an annual presentation of the Knights of Columbus for the benefit of the Catholic Charities;  Jean Dickenson was Juliet
1934
May 14
Auditorium
San Carlo Opera Company
Aida (Verdi)
100 people in the company

May 15


Rigoletto (Verdi)


May 16


Carmen (Bizet)


May 17m


Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Thu matinee

May 17


Lohengrin (Wagner)


May 18


Il Trovatore (Verdi)

1934
Jun 26- 28
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
An Evening of Verdi (Trovatore, Rigoletto, Aida selections)
Jean Dickenson was Gilda
1934
Nov 25
Auditorium
Grace Moore, soprano
Concert
"Lovely star of Metropolitan Opera Co, concert, screen and radio..."; Oberfelder impresario






1935
Mar 12
Auditorium
Lamont Opera Club
Robin Hood (De Koven)

1935
Mar 25
Auditorium Titto Schipa, tenor, assisted by Renato Bellini, Italian pianist
Concert
Slack-Oberfelder series
1935
Apr 11
Auditorium
San Carlo Grand Opera Co
Madam Butterfly (Puccini)
Hizi Koyke, Japanese prima donna, starred

Apr 12


La Bohème (Puccini)


Apr 13m


Faust (Gounod)


Apr 13


Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
1935
Apr 29- May 1
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
La Traviata (Verdi)
Monsignor Bosetti, director; Frank Valentine Dinhaupt (Francesco Valentino) and Jean Dickenson starred
1935
Jun 18- 20
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Lucia di Lammermoor, Naughty Marietta, Tannhäuser selections
Jean Dickenson was Lucia
1935
Oct 13
Auditorium
Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1935
Oct 30
Auditorium
Kirsten Flagstad, dramatic soprano
Concert
Her accompanist was Denver pianist, Edwin McArthur
1935
Dec 9- 10
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
La Sonnambula (Bellini)







1936
Jan 17
Auditorium
Nelson Eddy, baritone
Concert
It was a sellout with extra seats on stage
1936
Feb 12- 14
Auditorium
Lamont Opera Club
The Vagabond King (Friml)

1936
Apr 16
Auditorium
Nino Martini, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1936
Apr 27- 29
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co Faust (Gounod)
"Chorus of 150; magnificent settings"; Monsignor Bosetti, director
1936
May 8
Auditorium
Denver Music Week
Elijah oratorio (Mendelssohn) With Richard Bonelli, baritone
1936
Jul 8- 10
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
The Vagabond King (Friml)

1936
Jul 18- Aug 8
Central City
Central City Opera
The Gondoliers (G & S)
Frank St. Leger production; played every night except Sun and Mon; matinees Sun, Thu, Sat
1936
Oct 12
Auditorium
Josephine Antoine, soprano
Concert
Only Coloradoan to that time to obtain a contract with the Met Opera
1936
Oct 21
Auditorium
Charles Kullmann, tenor, and Kathryn Meisle, contralto
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1936
Nov 10
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
James Melton, tenor, soloist

1936
Dec 7
Auditorium
Lotte Lehmann, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series






1937
Jan 28
Auditorium
Nelson Eddy, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1937
Feb 12
Central Christian Church
Elisabeth Schumann, soprano
Concert
Sponsored by Pro Musica; Anton Landler, violin, and Frank John, cellist, accompanied
1937
Mar 11
Woman's Club Auditorium
Myrtle Leonard, contralto
Concert
Sponsored by The Denver College of Music; Esther Alice Browning at the piano
1937
Apr 7
Auditorium
San Carlo Opera Co
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Jean Dickenson, former Denver resident was Gilda

Apr 8m


L'Oracolo (Leoni) and Cavalleria Rusticana (Leoncavallo)


Apr 8


Il Trovatore (Verdi)

1937
Apr 12- 14
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Lohengrin (Wagner)
Sung in English on Monday and Wednesday, in German on Tuesday; Monsignor Bosetti conducted
1937
Jul 20- 24
Cheesman Park
Denver Post.
The Desert Song (Romberg)

1937
Oct 21
Auditorium
Kirsten Flagstad, dramatic soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series; Edwin McArthur, piano
1937
Nov 23
Auditorium
Gladys Swarthout, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series






1938
Jan 28
Auditorium
Salzburg Opera Co
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Oberfelder-Slack series
1938
Feb 14
Auditorium
Nelson Eddy, baritone
Concert

1938
Feb 23, 24
West High School
Lamont Opera Club
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Horace Lee Davis directed
1938
Mar 9
Auditorium
Marion Anderson, contralto
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1938
Mar 28
Auditorium
John Charles Thomas, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1938
Apr 7
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Agnes Davis, soprano, soloist
"Denver's own Metropolitan Opera star"
1938
May 2- 4
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
La Gioconda (Ponchielle)
Annie O'Neill sang the principal role; Monsignor Bosetti, director
1938
May 7
Auditorium
Nino Martini, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1938
Jul 20- 24
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Rio Rita (various composers)

1938
Oct 3
Auditorium
Elisabeth Rethberg. soprano, and Ezio Pinza, basso
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1938
Oct 13
Auditorium
Ina Souez, dramatic soprano
Concert

Souez was born Ina Rains to a family of Cherokee descent in Windsor, CO

1938
Nov 15
Auditorium
Lily Pons, soprano
Concert
Accompanied by Frank La Forge, composer, pianist






1939
Jan 11
Auditorium
Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1939
Mar 1
Auditorium
San Carlo Opera Co
Carmen (Bizet)
Coe Glade was Carmen

Mar 2


Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Hizi Koyke was Cio-Cio San
1939
Mar 6
Auditorium
Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1939
May 2- 4
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Jean Dickenson, former Denver resident starred opening night; Joseph Bosetti directed
1939
Jul 13- 30
Central City
Central City Opera
The Yeoman of the Guard (G & S)

1939
Jul 18-21
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
The Student Prince (Romberg)

1939
Oct 9
Auditorium
Ezio Pinza, basso
Concert
With Jacques Fray and Mario Braggiotti, piano duo






1940
Feb 3
Auditorium
Marion Anderson, contralto
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Feb 21
Auditorium
Nelson Eddy, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Apr 1
Auditorium
Bidu Sayao, soprano, and Gregor Piatigorsky, cellist
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Apr 15
Auditorium
Jeanette MacDonald, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Apr 25
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Lily Pons, coloratura soprano. soloist
Andre Kostelanetz, guest conductor
1940
May 4
Auditorium
Lauritz Melchior, Wagnerian tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
May 6- 8
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Aida (Verdi)
Joseph Bosetti directed
1940
Jul 6- 27
Central City
Central City Opera
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
Josephine Antoine starred
1940
Jul 16- 19
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Blossom Time (Romberg)

1940
Oct 14
Auditorium Richard Crooks, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Oct 28
Auditorium Alexander Kipnis, bass-baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Nov 15
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Jarmila Novotna, soprano, soloist
Horace E. Tuerman, conductor
1940
Nov 25
Auditorium
Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1940
Dec 13
Auditorium
Roland Hayes, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series






1941
Mar 3, 4
Broadway
Denver Lions Club
The Pirates of Penzance (G & S)

1941
Apr 2
Auditorium
Helen Jepson, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1941
Apr 21- 23
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Carmen (Bizet)
Joseph Bosetti directed
1941
Jul 5-  26 Central City
Central City Opera The Barber of Seville (Rossini) and Orpheus (Gluck) Two operas this season, sung in English, presented on alternating evenings
1941
Jul 15- 18
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
The Chocolate Soldier (Herbert)

1941
Oct 9
Auditorium
Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1941
Oct 20
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kipnis, basso, soloist

1941
Nov 12
Auditorium
Bidu Sayao, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1941
Nov 22
Auditorium
James Melton, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series






1942
Jan 17
Auditorium
Nino Martini, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1942
Mar 17- 19
Broadway
Schubert Brothers
Blossom Time (Romberg)
Music borrowed from Franz Schubert
1942
Apr 9
Auditorium
Grace Moore, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1942
Apr 27- 29
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) and I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Joseph Bosetti directed
1942
Jul 14- 17
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
The Merry Widow (Lehar)

1942
Oct 5
Auditorium
Risë Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1942
Oct 26
Auditorium
Anna Kaskas, contralto
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1942
Nov 2, 4
Auditorium
Schubert Brothers The Student Prince (Romberg)
Everett Marshall starred

Nov 3


Blossom Time (Romberg)







1943
Feb 19
Auditorium
Salvatore Baccaloni, basso-buffo, and his company of stars
Concert; selections from Boris Godounov, Don Pasqauale and Barber of Seville

1943
Feb 26
Auditorium
Richard Crooks, tenor
Concert

1943
Mar 1, 3m
Auditorium
The Boston Comic Opera Co
The Mikado (G & S)
Thu matinee

Mar 2


The Pirates of Penzance (G & S)


Mar 3


Trial by Jury (G & S)

1943
Mar 4
Auditorium
Sigmund Romberg and Orchestra
Concert
Featuring Marie Nash, Grace Panvini, and Gene Marvey
1943
Mar 5
Auditorium
Marian Anderson, soprano
Concert

1943
Mar 22
Auditorium
Jan Peerce, tenor
Concert

1943
May 13- 16
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Joseph Bosetti directed; "Dance of the Hours" was interpolated in the opera
1943
Jun 16- 19
Auditorium
Cheryl Crawford
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin and Heyward
With Todd Duncan and Etta Moten; Thu and Sat matinees
1943
Jul 8
D U Stadium
Grace Moore, soprano
Concert
A. M. Oberfelder's "concert under the stars" series
1943
Jul 13- 16
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Countess Maritza (Kalman)

1943
Jul 21
DU Stadium
Paul Robeson, bass-baritone
Concert

1943
Aug 3
DU Stadium
James Melton, tenor
Concert

1943
Aug 14
DU Stadium
Jeanette MacDonald, soprano
Concert
Stuart Ross, pianist
1943
Aug 17
DU Stadium
Bidu Sayao, soprano
Concert

1943
Dec 9
Auditorium
Bruna Castagna, contralto
Concert







1944
Jan 10
Auditorium
Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Concert

1944
Feb 15, 16
Auditorium
Schubert Brothers
Blossom Time (Schubert) A. M. Oberfelder management
1944
Mar 13
Auditorium
Ezio Pinza, basso
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1944
Mar 30, 31
Auditorium
Everett Marshall starred
The Student Prince (Romberg) A. M. Oberfelder management
1944
Apr 20
Auditorium
Vivian Della Chiesa, soprano
Concert

1944
Apr 28
Auditorium
Lily Pons, soprano
Concert

1944
May 11- 14
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Mignon (Thomas)
Joseph Bosetti directed
1944
May 17
Auditorium
Patrice Munsel, soprano
Concert

1944
Jun 1
Auditorium
Antonia Brico, conductor
All-Wagner Opera Concert Soloists Alexander Kipnis, basso, and Emery Darcy, tenor
1944
Jul 24
Broadway
Ernst Bacon, conductor
A Tree on the Plains (Bacon)
Folk lore opera; Western premiere
1944
Aug 5
Auditorium
Ezio Pinza, basso
Concert

1944
Oct 23
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Concert
Eleanor Steber, soprano, soloist
1944
Nov 3- 5
Tabor Grand
Cheryl Crawford
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin and Heyward)
Etta Moten, William Franklin, Avon Long; Sat and Sun matinees
1944
Nov 6
Auditorium
Jan Peerce, tenor
Concert

1944
Dec 13- 16
Auditorium
The Boston Opera Co
The Merry Widow (Lehar)







1945
Jan 5, 6
Auditorium
The New York City Opera Co
The Gypsy Baron (Strauss)

1945
Jan 22
Auditorium
Marion Anderson, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
Feb 2
Auditorium
Leonard Warren, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
Feb 14, 15
Auditorium
R. H. Burnside
The Mikado (G & S)


Feb 15m


Trial by Jury; H.M.S. Pinafore (G & S)
Thu matinee

Feb 16


The Pirates of Penzance (G & S)

1945
Feb 24
Auditorium
Richard Crooks, tenor, and William Primrose, violist
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
Mar 7, 8
Auditorium
The American Civic Light Opera Co
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1945
Apr 23
Auditorium
Helen Jepson, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
May 14- 16
Auditorium
Denver Grand Opera Co
Tosca (Puccini)
Giovanni Martinelli and Norina Greco of the Met and Nicola Berardinelli of Chicago Opera starred
1945
Oct 3
Auditorium James Melton, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
Oct 10
Auditorium
Josephine Antoine,  soprano
Concert
Gala homecoming concert for "Colorado's own supreme prima donna"
1945
Nov 8
Auditorium
Helen Traubel, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1945
Nov 24
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters Concert Series
Lauritz Melchior, tenor
Harry Huffman, director
1945
Nov 26- 28
Auditorium
Arthur M. Oberfelder
The Student Prince (Romberg)

1945
Dec 5, 6
Auditorium
Arthur M. Oberfelder The Only Girl (Herbert)







1946
Jan 16, 17
Auditorium
Schubert Brothers
Blossom Time (Romberg)

1946
Jan 24
Auditorium
Dorothy Manor, soprano
Concert

1946
Jan 29
Auditorium
Metropolitan Opera Association
Grand Opera Quartet: Frederick Jagel, Marita Farell, Eleanor Knapp, Richard Bonelli
Walter Hatchek, pianist
1946
Feb 1
Auditorium
Leonard Warren, baritone
Concert

1946
Feb 20
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters Concert Series Marjorie Lawrence, soprano, and Norman Cordon, bass-baritone Harry Huffman, director
1946
Mar 6
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters Concert Series Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
1946
Mar 11
Auditorium
San Carlo Grand Opera Co
Aida (Verdi)

1946
Mar 19
Denver Theater
Comedia Dell'Arte Players
Salvatore Baccaloni, basso-buffo starred
Opera scenes
1946
May 11
Auditorium
University of Colorado Opera Assoc
Robin Hood (De Koven)

1946
May 13- 15
Auditorium
Denver Grand Opera Co
Il Trovatore (Verdi) Francesco Valentino, Denver's Metropolitan Opera baritone starred
1946
Jul
Central City
Central City Opera
La Traviata (Verdi) and The Abduction from the Seraglio (Mozart)
Francesco Valentino was Germont in La Traviata
1946
Jul 16- 19
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)

1946
Oct 21
Auditorium
Risë Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1946
Oct 29
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Eleanor Steber,  soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, musical director and conductor
1946
Nov 13
Auditorium
Igor Gorin, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1946
Dec 12
Auditorium
Billy Rose
Carmen Jones (Hammerstein)







1947
Jan 20
Auditorium
Mona Paulee, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1947
Feb 17
Auditorium
Jussi Bjoerling, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1947
Apr 28- 30, May 1 Auditorium The Denver Grand Opera Co La Bohème (Puccini)
1947
May 22
Tabor Theatre
The University of Colorado Opera Assoc
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
Directed by Warner Imig
1947
Jun 4- 6
Auditorium
New York Cast
Bloomer Girl (Arlen & Harburg)
Dances by Agnes De Mille
1947
Jul 4- 26
Central City
Central City Opera
Fidelio (Beethoven) and Martha (Flotow)

1947
Jul 15- 18
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Arizona (music of Johann Strauss)

1947
Jul 25
Red Rocks
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano
Concert
With the Denver Symphony Orchestra
1947
Aug 1
Red Rocks
Regina Resnik, soprano
Concert
With the Denver Symphony Orchestra
1947
Oct 13
Auditorium
Patrice Munsel, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1947
Oct 22
Auditorium
Robert Merrill, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1947
Oct 29
Auditorium
Robert Weede, baritone
Concert
Presented by Fox Denver Theatres
1947
Nov 5
Auditorium
Helen Traubel, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1947
Nov 13
Auditorium
Bidu Sayao, soprano
Concert
Presented by Fox Denver Theatres
1947
Dec 13
Auditorium
Jan Peerce, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series






1948
Jan 8
Auditorium
John Charles Thomas, baritone
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1948
Jan 12
Auditorium
Dorothy Maynor, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1948
Jan 31m
Auditorium
San Carlo Grand Opera Co
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)


Jan 31
Auditorium
La Traviata (Verdi)

1948
Feb 5
Auditorium
Licia Albanese, soprano
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1948
Mar 1- 7
Auditorium
The Theatre Guild
Oklahoma (Rogers & Hammerstein)

1948
Apr 1
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters
Set Svanholm, tenor, and Regina Resnik, soprano

1948
Apr 7
Auditorium
Norina Greco, soprano, and Ramon Vinay, tenor
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1948
Apr 26
Auditorium
Metropolitan Opera Assoc
Aida (Verdi)


Apr 27m


La Bohème (Puccini)
Jan Peerce was Rodolfo

Apr 27


Carmen (Bizet)
Risë Stevens was Carmen
1948
May 12, 14
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)


May 13, 15


The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Francesco Valentino was Figaro
1948
Jun 2- 24
Central City
Central City Opera
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) and Tales of Hoffman (Offenbach)

1948
Jul 13- 16
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
Rose Marie (Friml)

1948
Aug 13
Red Rocks
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Helen Traubel, soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor and director
1948
Sep 30
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters
Lauritz Melchior, tenor

1948
Oct 11
Auditorium
Ezio Pinza, basso
Concert
Oberfelder-Slack series
1948
Oct 21- 24
Auditorium
The Theatre Guild
Carousel (Rogers & Hammerstein)

1948
Oct 27
Auditorium
Ferruccio Tagliavini, tenor
Concert

1948
Nov 8
Auditorium
Nelson Eddy, baritone
Concert

1948
Nov 9
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor and director






1949
Jan 3- 9
Auditorium
The Theatre Guild
Oklahoma (Rogers & Hammerstein)
1949
Jan 10
Auditorium
Cloe Elmo, soprano
Concert

1949
Jan 13
Auditorium
Fox Denver Theaters
Lily Pons, soprano
With Andre Kostelanetz conducting his orchestra
1949
Jan 19- 22
Auditorium
Arthur M. Oberfelder Show Boat (Kern)

1949
Jan 25
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Aida (Verdi) concert version
Florence Lamont Hinman and Lamont Singers
1949
Feb 5
Auditorium
Marian Anderson, soprano
Concert

1949
Feb 9
Auditorium
Leonard Warren, baritone
Concert

1949
Feb 15
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Dorothy Kirsten, soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor and director
1949
Apr 26- 28
Auditorium The Denver Grand Opera Co
Faust (Gounod)
Dorothy Kirsten was Marguerite
1949
May 9
Auditorium
Metropolitan Opera Assoc
Otello (Verdi)
Ramon, Vinay, Licia Albanese

May 10m


Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Jan Peerce, Patrice Munsel

May 10


Mignon (Thomas)
Risë Stevens, Giuseppe DeStefano
1949
Jul 1- 23
Central City
Central City Opera Die Fledermaus (Strauss)

1949
Jul 3
Red Rocks
Arthur M. Oberfelder
Jan Peerce, tenor
Operatic and light opera arias
1949
Jul 12- 16
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
The Red Mill (Herbert)
Josephine Antoine starred
1949
Jul 15
Red Rocks
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Agnes Davis, soprano
Saul Caston, conductor and director
1949
Aug 5
Red Rocks
Denver Symphony Orchestra Lauritz Melchior, tenor
Saul Caston, conductor and director
1949
Oct 10
Auditorium
Jerome Hines, basso, and Florence Quartararo, soprano
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1949
Oct 25
Auditorium Denver Symphony Orchestra
Helen Traubel, soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor
1949
Nov 2
Auditorium
Boston Grand Opera Co
Carmen (Bizet)


Nov 3m


Rigoletto (Leoncavallo)
Thu matinee

Nov 3


La Traviata (Verdi)

1949
Nov 7
Auditorium
Ferruccio Tagliavini, tenor, and Pia Tassinari, soprano
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1949
Nov 11
Auditorium
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano
Concert
Edwin McArthur, pianist
1949
Nov 17
Auditorium Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario






1950
Jan 17
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saëns)
Concert opera; Lamont Singers
1950
Jan 23
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Anne Bollinger, soprano, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor
1950
Feb 10
Auditorium
San Carlo Opera
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Hizi Koyke starred

Feb 11m


La Bohème (Puccini)
Sat matinee

Feb 11


Il Trovatore (Verdi)


Feb 12m


Aida (Verdi)
Sun matinee
1950
Feb 20
Auditorium
Jan Peerce, tenor
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1950
Mar 2
Auditorium
Igor Gorin, baritone, and Stella Roman, soprano
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1950
Mar 13
Auditorium Risë Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Concert
Arthur M. Oberfelder impresario
1950
Mar 17
Phipps Auditorium
Wagner Opera Co
Cavalleria Rusticana (Leoncavallo) and I Pagliacci (Mascagni)

1950
Apr 3
Auditorium
Gladys Swarthout, soprano
Concert

1950
Apr 20
Auditorium
James Melton, tenor
Concert

1950
Apr 24- 26
Auditorium
The Denver Grand Opera Co
L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti)

1950
May 11, 12
Phipps Auditorium
Denver Businessmen's Orchestra
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Concert version; Antonia Brico, conductor
1950
Jul
Central City
Central City Opera
Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
Francesco Valentino was Sharpless in Madama Butterfly
1950
Jul 7
Red Rocks
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Helen Traubel, soprano, and Lauritz Melchior, tenor, soloists
Saul Caston, conductor
1950
Jul 11- 15
Cheesman Park
Denver Post
New Moon (Romberg)

1950
Aug 11
Red Rocks
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Robert Merrill, baritone, soloist
Saul Caston, conductor
1950
Sep 12- 16
Auditorium
A. M. Oberfelder management
South Pacific (Rogers & Hammerstein)
Wed and Sat matinees
1950
Oct 16
Auditorium
Patrice Munsel, soprano
Concert

1950
Oct 24
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Warren, baritone, soloist

1950
Nov 14- 18
Phipps Auditorium
Loretto Heights
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)

1950
Dec 19
Auditorium
Denver Symphony Orchestra
Dorothy Manor, soprano, soloist

1950
Dec 25- 27
Auditorium
Theatre Guild National Co
Oklahoma! (Rogers & Hammerstein)

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