The Central City Opera Guild is a member organization devoted to supporting Central City Opera, a true Colorado treasure. Since 1932 the company has presented a summer opera festival in its restored 1878 Opera House located in the historic gold mining town of Central City. The Guild was established in 1974 and those pioneering women created L’Esprit de Noël as their signature fundraising event. All funds raised by L’Esprit de Noël support Central City Opera programs, including the summer festival, the Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, the historic preservation of properties in Central City, and its education and community engagement programs.
L'Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour
Presented by Central City Opera Guild and Coldwell Banker Devonshire
2017 L’ESPRIT COMMITTEE
Denise Sanderson, Chair
Edie Bell, Guild President
Margaret Baker, Heather Brecl, Liz Clarke, Melinda Couzens
Dan DeBacco. Christina Dinegar, Suzie Erzinger, Sara Francois
Nancy Hemming, Jenaveve Linabary, Susan McCann, Ericka McDaniel
Vicki McFarlane, Anne McGonagle, Melissa Rick, Karen Ritz
Antonette Smith, Susan Stiff, Diane Sweat, Kathy Terry, Kathy Wells
Coldwell Banker Devonshire
Barbara H. Ferguson
City of Glendale
Kristin and Jim Bender
Land Title Guarantee Company
Suzie and Marty Erzinger
Karen and Andrew Ritz
Denise and Jim Sanderson
Colorado Expression Magazine
The Denver Post
The Villager Newspaper
The Hilltop Sundial
Thank you to all who supported the tour this year!
“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays,
‘Cause no matter how far away you roam,
If you want to be happy in a million ways,
For the holidays, You can’t beat home, sweet home.”
These familiar lyrics capture the spirit of L’Esprit de Noël, Central City Opera Guild’s holiday home tour, now in its 41st year. We hope that this tour of five architecturally diverse homes in the Cranmer Park/Hilltop neighborhood helped put you in the holiday spirit and gave you new ideas to make your homes ready for the holiday season.
We are forever grateful to our homeowners for lending us their homes for this tour. We also appreciate our Presenting Sponsor, Coldwell Banker Devonshire, for their continued support. We very much appreciate the support of the other sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers who make the tour happen each and every year.