A new year and a 15-season highlight...

High Desert Opera appreciates all the support in producing "A New Year's Celebration"

Production recap

  • Thank you for a magical concert

    Memories were re-lived in an extravagant and special musical event that highlighted HDO's 15 years

    Production summary

  • Want photos from the show?

    George Brown takes professional photos of our productions. Pics from "A New Year's Celebration" are available soon!

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    Bringing quality opera and musical theater to the Grand Valley

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Welcome to High Desert Opera

High Desert Opera (HDO) is a professional nonprofit opera and musical theater company dedicated to bringing quality, fully-staged productions to Grand Junction areaand western Colorado.

This company relies on community support, donors, and sponsors to help bring quality opera and Broadway musicals to life.

"A New Year's Celebration": post-production

HDO would like to thank Michael Neste & Family Health West, its program sponsors, its volunteers, the performers, the patrons, and everyone else involved in helping to make "A New Year's Celebration" a memorable and magical event

Production wrap-up

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Audition Announcement

Auditions for Mamma mia

HDO holds general auditions for Mamma Mia

High Desert Opera is planning to produce "Mamma Mia" as its Broadway Musical extravaganza this 16th season, and invites past performers and local vocalists and thespians to audition for principal and chorus opportunities.

Auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Grand Junction on Saturday, June 30th, from 1:00-4:00 pm AND Saturday, July 14th, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Attendees are asked to bring any song they would like to sing, as a piano accompanist will be provided.

Past performers who want to be in the chorus: no audition is necessary for past vocalists who want to be in the chorus for "Mamma Mia," but they are asked to notify Artistic Director James Werner and register interest.

For auditioning vocalists/performers: please contact James Werner to schedule your audition time.

A second opportunity to audition

High Desert Opera is interested in more people auditioning for the show, so they have arranged another date on which people are invited to try out. In addition to June 30th, auditions will be held on July 14th from 1-4:00 pm

James Werner - contact info

• 970-644-2724

• jameswernerproductions@yahoo.com


Production photos

photos by George Brown

High Desert Opera salutes George Brown, whose photos of past productions have captured amazing moments from our successful shows and have been great additions to the HDO library.

Production photos are available to YOU!

His photos from recent shows, including the benefit concert "Broadway On Main" and our last musical "Guys & Dolls" are wonderful, with dozens to hundreds of snapshots to choose from at incredibly affordable prices.

• Contact George by Email - photoman534@gmail.com