News Classical 13/09/2012

Arizona Opera Begins 2012-2013 Season With Performances, Partnerships, Events And Buzz About The New Opera Center

Arizona Opera Begins 2012-2013 Season With Performances, Partnerships, Events And Buzz About The New Opera Center

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Phoenix, AZ (Top40 Charts / Arizona Opera Official Website) Arizona Opera's 2012-2013 Season is filled with unforgettable performances and events. From the Scottish highlands of Lucia di Lammermoor to spectacular classics such as Il Trovatore and Tosca, from the love story of Roméo et Juliette to the comedy of The Marriage of Figaro, this diverse season's cast members have performed at the world's top opera houses.

Arizona Opera also presents a number of special events and performances such as the Arizona Opera Up Close concert series at the Musical Instrument Museum, the continuation of community partnerships with a new "underground" dinner series, Arizona Opera Culinary Mischief, and the first-ever joint gala with Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony, TRIO.

Arizona Opera is also embarking on a watershed and transformational next step with its new Opera Center, establishing a permanent home for the company. The Opera Center, which is currently under construction, will house a black box performance venue, administrative offices, educational facilities, rehearsal space, and costume, wig and makeup shops-offering the community unprecedented behind-the scenes access to the creative process. The Opera Center joins other cultural pillars such as Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum in the "uptown" arts district. Completion of the Opera Center is expected in the first quarter of 2013.

Season Performance Dates and Times

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Phoenix: October 12, 13, 14
Tucson: October 20 & 21

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Tucson: November 10 & 11
Phoenix: November 16, 17 & 18

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Phoenix: January 25, 26 & 27
Tucson: February 2 & 3

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Phoenix: March 1, 2 & 3
Tucson: March 9 & 10

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Phoenix: April 5, 6 & 7
Tucson: April 13 & 14

All Phoenix performances of Arizona Opera's 2012-2013 Season are at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Tucson performances are at the Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.

Arizona Opera is Arizona's only professional opera company, which produces fully-staged opera performances, concerts, in-school touring productions, educational and outreach programs that reach over 70,000 school-children and adults annually. Founded in 1971, Arizona Opera is the only opera company in the United States to serve multiple cities.

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