NOVA Center for the Performing Arts is proud to deliver superior operas, performances, and classes to the greater Rocky Mountain West community.

Over the course of fifteen years of proven success, and the merger between Venture Theatre and Rimrock Opera, NOVA was given a huge opportunity to combine resources, collaborate between the arts, and produce more performance and educational possibilities for both opera and theater.

2014-2015 Opera Special Events and Performances

Auction of Arias (1) 

October 26, 7:30pm

You are invited to meet and mingle with singers over select wines and sumptuous desserts in this intimate setting held at McCormick Cafe. Bid for your choice of arias by your favorite singer and enjoy a dazzling program of winning selections. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Please call 406.591.9535 for your reservation or purchase tickets online.

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La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

October 30 (student performance), November 1, Alberta Bair Theater

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata’s “fallen woman” may be the most heart-wrenching character in all of opera: a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her brief life. Rousing, soaring, heartbreaking melodies so familiar you will need to restrain yourself from humming along. Sung in the original Italian.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

January 9-11, 2015

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an endearing opera tale of a crippled boy whose life changes forever after seeing an amazing star.

“Menotti’s enduring hit.”- The Los Angeles Times

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Susannah by Carlisle Floyd

February 6, 8, 13, 15, 2015

Chaos ensues after a group of church elders find a beautiful young woman bathing nude in a local stream, only to find them hiding their own desire for her in this tale of passion and deceit.

“Unabashedly neo-romantic”- New York Times

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