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Arizona Opera’s Roméo et Juliette Brings Romance, Star-Studded Cast and a Special Guest to Tucson and Phoenix Stages

Two Metropolitan Opera Sopranos, Two-Time Grammy® Award Winning
Bass-Baritone Share the Stage with KBAQ Personality
and Music Director Sterling Beeaff
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Phoenix, AZ (November 1, 2012) — Arizona Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with Gounod’s French operatic masterpiece Roméo et Juliette, at Tucson Music Hall Nov. 10 & 11 and Phoenix’s Symphony Hall Nov. 16, 17, & 18.

This opera takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to an even higher level of romance. Featuring Metropolitan Opera sopranos Jennifer Black and Corinne Winters alternating as “Juliette,” perform the opera’s show-stopping aria “Je veux vivre.” Sharing the role of Roméo are tenors Brian Stucki and Zack Borichevsky. Borichevsky was recently seen in this summer’s Arabella at Santa Fe Opera.

This production features a strong supporting cast that includes two-time Grammy® winner, bass-baritone Jamie Offenbach as Capulet and baritone David Adam Moore as Mercutio. Moore was recently named of one of the “hottest men” in opera by the Seattle Times. KBAQ’s music director and on–air talent Sterling Beeaff joins the cast in a role as a narrator.

In a truly unusual circumstance, two of the stars of Roméo et Juliettedeclare their love off-stage. Not only do Zach Borichevsky (Roméo) and Corinne Winters (Juliette) profess their love on stage, but the two have been a romantic couple for about two years. The couple met in 2009 in St. Louis as young artists. Performances of Roméo et Juliette are Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Avenue, Tucson. Phoenix performances are Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Phoenix Symphony Hall, 75 North 2nd Street, Phoenix. Ticket prices begin at $25 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting online www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available through the Arizona Opera Box Office from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at 602.266.7464 in Phoenix or 520.293.4336 in Tucson or www.azopera.org.

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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