The Boomer Bus program, announced recently by Central City Opera, gives patrons 50 years old and older a delightful, carefree day in the mountains of Colorado that includes a catered lunch with their culture.
Seniors can board a bus in Denver for the 50-minute ride to the historic mining town of Central City. On the way they’ll sip champagne while listening to a live presentation of the history of Central City and the Central City Opera. After arriving, they’ll enjoy a catered lunch in the gardens followed by a 30-minute presentation of opera scenes by artists-in-training
At 2:30, they’ll sit in the best seats in the house for a live full opera performance. On the return trip, they’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about the opera with a member of CCO.
The Boomer Bus will be offered on two dates this season: July 6 for The Marriage of Figaro and July 13 for Dead Man Walking. Buses will leave from Sports Authority in Glendale at 10:30 a.m. and from Simms Steakhouse in Lakewood at 11:00 a.m.
The cost for the entire day is $80 person. Visit CentralCityOpera.org/boomer for more information. To buy tickets, call 303-292-6700.
The Boomer Bus has been made possible by OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, to encourage more people to attend opera.
"As cultural and entertainment options continue to grow, opera companies face increased competition for audiences," stated Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America. "The Building Opera Audiences grant program provides funding to experiment with innovative projects that help engage new and retain current audiences, ensuring that opera and opera companies flourish in the future.”
Central City Opera also offers a roundtrip bus ride for $18 per person that you can buy when ordering tickets online. Buses leave at 10:45 a.m. from Sports Authority in Glendale and at 11:15 a.m. from Simms Steakhouse in Lakewood on July 6, July 13, July 16 and July 23.