January News

2016 Annual Report

Take a look back on the 20th season and the year in review with CBMF’s 2016 Annual Report, viewable here.

Alumni Update

Colin Ramsey: bass-baritone


Colin Ramsey as Raimondo in Opera San José’s 2016 production of Lucia di Lammermoor.

Colin Ramsey is an alumnus of the 2015 and 2016 Crested Butte Opera Studio. Seen last summer as Colline in Puccini’s La bohème, Colin has been busy with many musical projects.

He made his LA Philharmonic debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and is currently a resident artist with Opera San José, where he singing roles in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, La bohème, The Barber of Seville and Lucia di Lammermoor.

Colin credits the Crested Butte Opera Studio as helping him grow and develop as an artist.

In his own words:

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect coming to the Crested Butte Music Festival my first year, but what I discovered was an incredible artistic home in one of the most incredibly beautiful places I’ve ever been in my life.

Crested Butte is one of my true artistic homes, where I learned a lot about my craft and made many friends and contacts that will stay with me for the (hopefully) many years of my operatic career.”

Colin was generously sponsored in 2015 and 2016 by Karen Young.

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Crested Butte Buried Under 80″+ of Snow (with more in the forecast!)

For more on this historic storm, check out this blog post from the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.


In case you missed it, enjoy scenes of snowy Crested Butte and music from Artistic Directors Emily and Erik Peterson.

2017 Underwriters*

Thank you for your support!

Bruce & Debbie Alpern
Mary Nell & R. Michael Beatty
Jo Ann Macy & Danek Bienkowski
Tom & Linda Biery
Joan Binkow
Roger & Darcie Bowler
Richard Bratton
Wendy & Mike Cieslak
Clay & Norma Claassen
Thomas & Sara Fotopulos
Christe & Tim Fretthold
Baile & Beverly Griffith
Don Haver
Lucy Hecker
Karen Hickey
James & Ynette Hogue
Don & Cathey Humphreys
Suzanne Joyce
Kathy & Scott King
Margot Levy
Richard & Betty Mayer
John & Christy Murchison
Dennis & Victoria Myers
Priscilla Natkins & Seth Novatt
David & Marjorie O’Reilly
Bill & Cynthia Peatross
Lucy Porter
Kevin & Lotte Roache
Anne & Bill Ronai
Dr. Randall & Barbara Rosenblatt
Bob & Suzanne Schutt
John Garrett & Donna Seligman
Stephanie & Tom Seymour
Debra Sporcich
Virginia Stone
Steve Bolton & Bob Valentine
Martha Violett
Bernd & Marta Wachter
Alice & Larry West
Joe & Becky Williams
Windsor Refrigeration
Paul & Donna Witt
Gregory & Wita Wojtkowski
Karen Young

*Underwriters listed alphabetically as of today.

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