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Arizona Opera’s voiceLab at Desert View Performing Arts Center and Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

portillo 1On October 26 at Desert View Performing Arts Center in Tucson, and October 27 at the Musical Instrument Museum’s Music Theater in Phoenix, David Portillo will perform an exuberant program of entirely Spanish-language music with pianist Allen Perriello, Arizona Opera’s Head of Music Staff.

 

The program includes songs by Ginastera, Turina, Gardel, Rogers, Grever, and Sorozabal.  Earlier in the month, Portillo will be appearing as Ralph Rackstraw in Arizona Opera’s performances of HMS Pinafore in Phoenix Symphony Hall on October 11-13 and in the Tucson Music Hall on October 19-20.

 

Tickets for voiceLab start at $15 and are available at www.mim.org and www.tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com.  More information is available at www.azopera.org.

 

Mr. Portillo is an accomplished tenor from San Antonio, Texas, and has recently appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Seito-Kinen Festival in Japan. He appears courtesy of the CALA Alliance and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Critics have hailed his performances commenting Tenor David Portillo scored high marks and high notes with ease, singing with a luxuriant warm glow that seduced the ear as he bounded about the stage with abandon.”  - Opera News

 

“voiceLab; David Portillo en Español”  Event Information:

 

Saturday, October 27 | 7:30 p.m.

Desert View Performing Arts Center

39900 Clubhouse Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739

Tickets: $25; $30 at the door.

 

Sunday, October 27 | 2:00 p.m.

MIM Music Theater

4725 E. Mayo Boulevard | Phoenix, AZ 85050 | 480.478.6000
Tickets: $15, $22.50, $30 purchased at www.mim.org

 

Other Upcoming voiceLab Events

  

Sunday, November 3 at MIM Music Theater, Phoenix | 2:00pm:
Ryan McKinny with pianist Kim Pensinger Witman
Tickets: $15, $22.50, $30  

Dashing bass-baritone McKinny and director of Wolf Trap Opera Witman at the piano will present a musical exploration that captures the spirit of voiceLab-shuffling works that honor the 200th birthdays of Verdi and Wagner. This concert combines their own works and those they influenced directly with popular songs from Pink Martini and Johnny Cash. McKinny appears hot off the heels of big debuts at the Houston Grand Opera, Metropolitan Opera, and the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. Ms. Witman appears courtesy of the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Opera News says, “Tall, handsome…….his lyrical bass-baritone voice drips with gold.”
Sunday, December 8 at MIM Music Theater, Phoenix | 2:00pm:
Holiday Soundtrack!
Artists of the 2013-14 Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio
Tickets: $25, $32.50, $40

Celebrate the season with your favorite classics at “Holiday Soundtrack!” With a delicious spread of cookies and milk following the performance, this is a feast for all the senses and a treat for music lovers of all ages! This popular holiday performance features Arizona Opera’s Studio Artists, Andrea Shokery, Beth Lytwynee, David Margulis, Nyle Matsuoka, Chris Carr,and Calvin Griffin.

 

Wednesday, January 29 at MIM Music Theater, Phoenix | 7:00pm
Corinne Winters & Zach Borichevsky with pianist Allen Perriello
Tickets: $15, $22.50, $30 

Experience the palpable chemistry of soprano Corinne Winters and tenor Zach Borichevsky starring in Arizona Opera’s La bohème. Nationally acclaimed, Winters and Borichevsky perfectly embody the finest of a new generation of American opera talent.

 

Thursday, January 30 at Desert View Performing Arts Center, Tucson 7:30pm
Corinne Winters & Zach Borichevsky
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door

Experience the palpable chemistry of soprano Corinne Winters and tenor Zach Borichevsky starring in Arizona Opera’s La bohème. Nationally acclaimed, Winters and Borichevsky perfectly embody the finest of a new generation of American opera talent.

 

Wednesday, March 5 at MIM Music Theater, Phoenix | 7:00pm
Sopranos Amber Wagner & Angela Fout with pianist Allen Perriello
Tickets: $15, $22.50, $30   

Two opera heroines take the MIM stage for the final 2013-2014 voiceLab concert. Both divas make Arizona their home and will shower the audience with a powerful performance designed to blow the roof off the theater!

 

About Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music – cultivating community, and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home.

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 more than 55,000 school children and adults annually. Founded in Tucson in 1971, Arizona Opera serves multiple communities in Arizona.