When:February 1, 2020
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $25 - $35 (Plus Applicable Service Fees)

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Doors at 1:30pm
Show at 2:00pm

The perfect introduction to Opera: This beloved fairytale will have performances in English and in Spanish. It will feature Boulder’s very own opera singers and an ensemble orchestra. Just one hour long and followed by a Q&A with the cast.

This February 2020, Boulder Opera announces the revival of the fairy tale Puss in Boots. Xavier Montsalvatge’s take on the classic story of an ingenious and quick-witted feline with magical talents is sure to entertain the whole family. Can Puss win the princess’ hand for his master? Will he outwit the evil ogre? Don’t miss the talented Boulder Opera singers and orchestra that will turn this fairytale into an afternoon of magical and adventurous opera.

Just one hour, and followed by a Q&A with the cast.

Ages 3 and up

Stage Director: Michael Travis Risner

Stage Director Michael Travis Risner - Puss In Boots - eTown

MICHAEL TRAVIS RISNER has been involved in music, theatre, and opera all along the Front Range for nearly three decades. He holds a Bachelor's degree in music and theatre along with a Master's degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Colorado State University. Mr. Risner is also in the final stages of completing his Doctoral degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado.

Mr. Risner's work has been seen on the stages of the University of Colorado (Boulder), Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Opera Colorado, Emerald City Opera, Empire Lyric Players, Performance Now Theatre Company, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Vintage Theatre, the Aurora Fox Theatre, Boulder Music Institute, Boulder Symphony, Boulder Opera, and the Lone Tree Arts Center.

No stranger to the stage himself, Mr. Risner's voice straddles the baritone/tenor line, having appeared in such varied roles as Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Don José (Carmen) to both Mozart's and Rossini's Figaro, Sweeney Todd, Caiaphas (JC Superstar), and Anatoly (Chess).

Puss in Boots by X. Montsalvatge - eTown

Sponsored by Community Foundation Boulder County

Community Foundation Boulder County - eTown


The City of Boulder now offers "$3 for 3 to 3" parking on weekdays from 3pm to 3am. This offer is available at the 15th and Pearl parking garage (additional entrance located on 16th Street). "$3 for 3 to 3”  runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Parking in the city parking garages will remain free Saturdays, Sundays and city-recognized holidays. For more information, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parking-services.