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Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin shoots Lensky after a dual, one of the tragedies in the opera.

January 26, 2015 9:34 am
2nd Million Dollar May underway

2nd Million Dollar May underway

The challenge donation came as Arizona Opera was about to open the season finale of “Don Pasquale” in Phoenix; the production was mounted first in Tucson, above, in early April.

April 30, 2014 4:32 pm
Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

Craig Colclough in the title role of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” which Arizona Opera is mounting at Tucson Music Hall.

April 01, 2014 2:04 pm
Gaslight Theatre

Gaslight Theatre

Mike Yarema, right, who plays stagehand Buquet and the mysterious Persian, finishes off his stage makeup backstage before performing during "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Gaslight Theatre.

March 10, 2014 4:11 pm
Opera Portilo

Opera Portilo

Tenor David Portillo will present an all-Spanish language concert Saturday at DesertView Performing Arts Center.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am
David Margulis

David Margulis

Tenor David Margulis, seen here in the Arizona Opera production of “The Marriage of Figaro,” will be one of the singers performing on Tuesday.

September 07, 2013 4:06 pmLoading…
AZ Opera rescued by fundraising full-court press

AZ Opera rescued by fundraising full-court press

Arizona Opera dropped "interim" from Ryan Taylor's title, making him general director.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera rescued by fundraising full-court press

AZ Opera rescued by fundraising full-court press

Arizona Opera, born in Tucson 42 years ago, has consolidated its operations in Phoenix.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Opera orchestra signs teen in principal role

Opera orchestra signs teen in principal role

Michael Marks just graduated from high school and has won Arizona Opera Orchestra's principal bass seat. 

June 25, 2013 2:26 pm
Arizona Opera adds 'Don Pasquale' to Tucson's playbill

Arizona Opera adds 'Don Pasquale' to Tucson's playbill

Donors have stepped up, says Arizona Opera's Ryan Taylor.

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

Arizona Opera brings Verdi's "Il Trovatore" - the convoluted story of bitter rivalries, blood-soaked revenge, jealousy and turmoil - to the Tucson Music Hall this weekend.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

"Il Trovatore," making its first Arizona Opera appearance in nearly 20 years, "is a 'big boy' opera. It has all the elements people think about when they come to opera," says director John Hoomes.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'Tosca': 'Jealousy, passion, murder, love'

'Tosca': 'Jealousy, passion, murder, love'

Adam Diegel, foreground, plays painter Mario Cavaradossi, and Jill Gardner is diva Floria Tosca in the Arizona Opera production of "Tosca."

January 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Real-life couple

Real-life couple

Corinne Winters and Zach Borichevsky take over the lead roles today. The pair is a real-life couple, so perhaps there won't be an issue about chemistry.

November 11, 2012 1:08 am
Roméo and Juliette

Roméo and Juliette

Performance doesn't deliver emotional gut punch.

November 11, 2012 12:58 am
AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? In the voice of Brian Stucki in the Arizona Opera production.

November 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

Jennifer Black plays Juliet in Arizona Opera's "Roméo et Juliette." Corinne Winters also will sing the role in several performances.

November 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Opera lead makes scene reality (sans blood)

Opera lead makes scene reality (sans blood)

Lisette Oropesa plays the title character in Arizona Opera's production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which involves a feud between two Scottish families. She made her Arizona debut in 2008 in Verdi's "Rigoletto."

October 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera ends season financially solid

AZ Opera ends season financially solid

Arizona Opera's 41st season, which included a new production of "Faust," is its second straight season ending in the black. It also raised two-thirds of its inaugural $7.4 million capital campaign during the 2011-12 season.

July 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
AZ Opera ends season financially solid

AZ Opera ends season financially solid

Arizona Opera staged "Madadama Butterfly" earlier this year. A refurbished store in Phoenix will be the company's new home early next year.

July 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Say you will, marry me

Say you will, marry me

Genevieve Gutierrez wasn't expecting to walk out of Saturday's "Orfeo" proposal with a ring on her finger.

April 21, 2012 10:54 pm
Will you marry me?

Will you marry me?

The proposal first flashed on the supertitle screen. Then David Gill got on bended knee to pop the question to Genevieve Gutierrez.

April 21, 2012 10:51 pm
AZ Opera closes its season with Gluck's Orphic myth

AZ Opera closes its season with Gluck's Orphic myth

Mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner was terrific in the pants role of Orfeo Sunday afternoon.

April 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Historic first

Historic first

Arizona Opera ending season with first-ever staging of Gluck work.

April 03, 2012 1:18 pm
'Orfeo & Euridice'

'Orfeo & Euridice'

Gluck's opera comes to Arizona Opera for the first time in the company's 41-year history.

April 03, 2012 1:16 pm
Ariz. Opera has grand designs for 'Aida'

Ariz. Opera has grand designs for 'Aida'

"Aida" is grand opera, and few spectacles can match the triumphal procession of Act 2.

March 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak, left, sings the Suzuki role and soprano Shu-Ying Li sings Cio-Cio-San in "Madama Butterfly."

February 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Arizona Opera presents Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" Saturday and Sunday. Joseph Rescigno conducts and it's directed by Kristine McIntyre.

February 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Stubborn 'Butterfly' lights here

Cio-Cio-San, sung by Shu-Ying Li, left, interacts with her servant Suzuki, sung by Maria Zifchak.

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'Faust' ventures into modern evils

'Faust' ventures into modern evils

Soprano Emily Pulley is Marguerite and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley is Mephistopheles in "Faust."

November 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Double header opens opera season

Double header opens opera season

Soprano Lori Phillips sings the role of Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana," Arizona Opera's season opener.

September 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Double header opens opera season

Double header opens opera season

An Italian village, designed by Tucson's Sally Day, is the scene for Arizona Opera's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci.

September 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Spot-on, scale-running singers take 'Abduction' low, into stratosphere

Spot-on, scale-running singers take 'Abduction' low, into stratosphere

Joel Revzen conducted Mozart's "The Abduction From the Seraglio.

April 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Many firsts as Arizona Opera does 'Abduction'

Many firsts as Arizona Opera does 'Abduction'

Sarah Callinan and Andrew Funk, in "The Abduction From the Seraglio."

April 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Many firsts as Arizona Opera does 'Abduction'

Many firsts as Arizona Opera does 'Abduction'

Arizona Opera's "The Abduction From the Seraglio," will be presented in Tucson on Saturday and Sunday. It is the first time the state opera company has ventured into this early Mozart work. Written in 1781, when the composer was 25, it was his first big hit.

April 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Verdi's opera of passion, drama 'Otello'

Verdi's opera of passion, drama 'Otello'

Allan Glassman sings the title role of Otello, and Jennifer Black is Desdemona, the love of his life.

March 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Verdi's opera of passion, drama 'Otello'

Verdi's opera of passion, drama 'Otello'

Allan Glassman will perform the title role in all seven of Arizona Opera's "Otello" productions. This is unusual, as the lead roles are usually double-cast.

March 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
The riddles of 'turandot'

The riddles of 'turandot'

Barry Stein plays the emperor, Altoum, to Othalie Graham's Turandot in the Puccini opera.

January 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
The riddles of 'turandot'

The riddles of 'turandot'

Othalie Graham as the princess, Turandot, and Antonio Nagore as Calaf, the prince.

January 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'CARMEN' Tragic, sultry seductress

'CARMEN' Tragic, sultry seductress

Jossie Pérez is Carmen in the 2 p.m. Sunday performance of the Arizona Opera production.

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'CARMEN' Tragic, sultry seductress

'CARMEN' Tragic, sultry seductress

Beth Clayton,with tambourine, is Carmen in the 7:30 p.m. Saturday performance of Arizona Opera's production of Georges Bizet's masterpiece. The performance takes place in a center-stage bullring; onstage bullring-side seats are available.

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'Pirates' provides fabulous fun for fans

'Pirates' provides fabulous fun for fans

Sensual soprano Sarah Jane McMahon had a few surprises in store for the operagoers, thanks to director David Ira Goldstein.

October 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
'Penzance' finds a treasure chest of operatic booty

'Penzance' finds a treasure chest of operatic booty

Sarah Jane McMahon is Mabel, Frederic's newfound love interest.

October 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
'Penzance' finds a treasure chest of operatic booty

'Penzance' finds a treasure chest of operatic booty

Brian Anderson, above, is pirate apprentice Frederic in Arizona Opera's production of "The Pirates of Penzance."

October 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Baritone enjoys fun side of Figaro

Baritone enjoys fun side of Figaro

Elizabeth DeShong (Rosina) and Brian Stucki (Count of Almaviva) in Arizona Opera's production of "The Barber of Seville."

April 30, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Baritone enjoys fun side of Figaro

Baritone enjoys fun side of Figaro

The cast of Arizona Opera performs "The Barber of Seville." The show received a solid review in its Phoenix appearance.

April 30, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
A dying, tragic figure infused with new life

A dying, tragic figure infused with new life

Rhoslyn Jones as Musetta and Jason Budd as Alcindoro in Arizona Opera's "La Boheme." Jones, playing opposite Elaine Alvarez, says Musetta "has to be a contrast to Mimi in every way. She needs to be opposite - loud and boisterous, jealous, passionate."

February 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
A dying, tragic figure infused with new life

A dying, tragic figure infused with new life

Elaine Alvarez as Mimi and Gaston Rivero as Rodolfo. "My dream is to continue professionally and sing in the best theaters in the world with the best conductors," says Alvarez.

February 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Fall Arts Preview: Opera

Fall Arts Preview: Opera

 

September 11, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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