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The Copper Queen
2016-17 Phoenix
The Copper Queen

The Copper Queentells the gripping story of a haunting in the titular hotel, located in Bisbee, Arizona, once a prominent mining town for both copper and “Bisbee-blue” turquoise.

In 1910, Julia Lowell, a "lady of the evening," uses Room 315 of The Copper Queen Hotel to service her clients. Following her untimely death, her spirit is unable to leave the room, and the legend of her ghostly exploits gains infamy. As the years past, ghost hunters and supernatural enthusiasts clamor to stay for a night in Room 315, desperate for a glimpse of the infamous Julia. However, while the men who stay at The Copper Queen experience little other than the faint scent of perfume or the echo of a lady's sigh, women who stay in the room run into trouble. In 2010, Addison Moore is one such woman, staying in Room 315 carrying much more than physical baggage.

Flickering lights, mysteriously broken objects, and an overwhelming atmosphere of menace aren’t the only things that await Addison during one of the most harrowing nights of her life – alone with the ghost of The Copper Queen.

Sun 9/25/16 3:00PM AZO Black Box The Copper Queen


45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration With Frederica von Stade

International superstar Frederica von Stade arrives for a star-studded, sparkling celebration for our 45th Sapphire Anniversary. You’ll be thrilled as the full orchestra, chorus, cast and Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists join Ms. von Stade to perform the greatest hits of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart! Wear your brightest blue as the theater becomes a multi-faceted, glimmering jewel of sights and sounds.
Sun 10/9/16 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration With Frederica von Stade


45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration With Frederica von Stade

International superstar Frederica von Stade arrives for a star-studded, sparkling celebration for our 45th Sapphire Anniversary. You’ll be thrilled as the full orchestra, chorus, cast and Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists join Ms. von Stade to perform the greatest hits of Verdi, Puccini and Mozart! Wear your brightest blue as the theater becomes a multi-faceted, glimmering jewel of sights and sounds.

Sat 10/15/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration With Frederica von Stade
Sun 10/16/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration With Frederica von Stade


Rusalka
2016-17 Phoenix
Rusalka

When the water nymph Rusalka wants to be a part of our world, she sacrifices everything for the chance at true love. You think you know the story of this little mermaid, but the fairytale doesn’t break the surface. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, Rusalka’s dark forests, woodland sprites and the glorious Song To The Moon features Sara Gartland in the title role.

Fri 11/11/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall Rusalka
Sat 11/12/16 7:30PM Symphony Hall Rusalka
Sun 11/13/16 2:00PM Symphony Hall Rusalka


Rusalka
2016-17 Tucson
Rusalka

When the water nymph Rusalka wants to be a part of our world, she sacrifices everything for the chance at true love. You think you know the story of this little mermaid, but the fairytale doesn’t break the surface. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, Rusalka’s dark forests, woodland sprites and the glorious Song To The Moon features Sara Gartland in the title role.

Sat 11/19/16 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Rusalka
Sun 11/20/16 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Rusalka


Heidi Stober Recital
2016-17 Tucson
Heidi Stober Recital
Arizona Opera hosts soprano Heidi Stober with pianist Allen Perriello as part of the 2017 Tucson Desert Song Festival.
Thu 1/26/17 7:00PM General Admission Vocal Recital: Heidi Stober


Madama Butterfly
2016-17 Tucson
Madama Butterfly

With tender duets and the most breathtaking arias of all-time, Madama Butterfly encompasses a lifetime of hope and anticipation, betrayal and despair. Set in the idyllic village of Nagasaki, Japan, the innocent geisha’s love for an American naval officer leads to the ultimate heartbreak and tragedy. Considered Puccini’s greatest masterpiece, Madama Butterfly takes audiences to the pinnacles and depths of human emotion, rightfully securing its place in the heavens.

Sat 1/28/17 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Madama Butterfly
Sun 1/29/17 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Madama Butterfly


René Barbera Recital
2016-17 Tucson
René Barbera Recital
Arizona Opera hosts tenor René Barbera with pianist Cheryl Cellon Lindquist as part of the 2017 Tucson Desert Song Festival.
Tue 1/31/17 7:00PM General Admission Vocal Recital: René Barbera


Madama Butterfly
2016-17 Phoenix
Madama Butterfly

With tender duets and the most breathtaking arias of all-time, Madama Butterfly encompasses a lifetime of hope and anticipation, betrayal and despair. Set in the idyllic village of Nagasaki, Japan, the innocent geisha’s love for an American naval officer leads to the ultimate heartbreak and tragedy. Considered Puccini’s greatest masterpiece, Madama Butterfly takes audiences to the pinnacles and depths of human emotion, rightfully securing its place in the heavens.

Fri 2/3/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Madama Butterfly
Sat 2/4/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Madama Butterfly
Sun 2/5/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall Madama Butterfly


Riders of the Purple Sage
2016-17 Tucson
Riders of the Purple Sage

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage will be the first world premiere produced by Arizona Opera. Audiences will follow this Wild West adventure through the sweeping vistas and massive canyons of the Southwest, created by scenic paintings from world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sun 2/26/17 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Riders of the Purple Sage


Riders of the Purple Sage
2016-17 Phoenix
Riders of the Purple Sage

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage will be the first world premiere produced by Arizona Opera. Audiences will follow this Wild West adventure through the sweeping vistas and massive canyons of the Southwest, created by scenic paintings from world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sat 3/4/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sun 3/5/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage


Cinderella
2016-17 Tucson
Cinderella

Soaring arias and outlandish hijinks abound in this delightful version of the classic story. Angelina is forced to serve her step-father Don Magnifico and his two ridiculous daughters. With help from the prince’s tutor, and a pair of beautiful bracelets, Angelina navigates the precarious court of Prince Ramiro, hoping to win his heart. Real-life sweethearts Daniela Mack (Carmen, 2016) and Alek Shrader bring this fun, vibrant, fairytale to life.
Sat 4/1/17 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Cinderella
Sun 4/2/17 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Cinderella


Cinderella
2016-17 Phoenix
Cinderella

Soaring arias and outlandish hijinks abound in this delightful version of the classic story. Angelina is forced to serve her step-father Don Magnifico and his two ridiculous daughters. With help from the prince’s tutor, and a pair of beautiful bracelets, Angelina navigates the precarious court of Prince Ramiro, hoping to win his heart. Real-life sweethearts Daniela Mack (Carmen, 2016) and Alek Shrader bring this fun, vibrant, fairytale to life.
Fri 4/7/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Cinderella
Sat 4/8/17 7:30PM Symphony Hall Cinderella
Sun 4/9/17 2:00PM Symphony Hall Cinderella