Join us for open-air performances of Carousel and Rigoletto! Hudson Gardens has partnered with Central City Opera (CCO) to host their 2021 Festival in our beautiful concert amphitheater.

This annual summer opera festival usually takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Central City. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Central City Opera determined it was necessary to secure an outdoor venue. Of course, we jumped at this rare opportunity to bring the country’s fifth-oldest opera company to Hudson Gardens!


Love is a wild ride!

“One of America’s finest theatrical achievements,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel follows the ups, downs, round and rounds of life and love. Muddling through small town expectations, meager means, and conflicting dreams, Julie, Billy and their daughter Louise learn “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”


Who will have the last laugh?

Rigoletto is a joke gone too far, set to some of the best-known music in all of opera. A devilish Duke and his tortured court jester, Rigoletto, clash over the jester’s beautiful daughter in this topsy-turvy suspense, teeming with twists of plot and twists of fate.

About Central City Opera

Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for its world-class productions, competitive and robust young artist training program, and educational community engagement activities. The Summer Festival usually takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Central City, where the company owns and maintains 27 Victorian-era properties, including the intimate 550-seat jewel box opera house built in 1878. For tickets and more information, call (303) 292-6700 or email


Have other questions? Please contact the Central City Box Office:
(303) 292-6700

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