Stars of Arizona Opera’s “Il Trovatore” Bring Talent to Two Phoenix Area Stages

Karen Slack and Indra Thomas to Perform at Symphony Hall and Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix, AZ (February 18, 2013) —
Arizona Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with a new production of Verdi’s classic tale of love, death and vengeance, Il Trovatore, at Phoenix’s Symphony Hall Mar. 1, 2, & 3. Karen Slack and Indra Thomas, who alternate in the role of Leonora, star in this production.

The popular opera has not been produced at Arizona opera in nearly 20 years and includes the popular “Anvil Chorus,” one of the most famous pieces of music ever composed. Over the run of the production, about two hundred patrons will join the cast for an “On Stage Experience” as part of Azucena’s gypsy caravan and will also be on stage for the thrilling “Anvil Chorus.” This new production featured high-tech stage elements and projections, never before seen in an Arizona Opera production. The production has the honor of being the first cast to rehearse for a production in the new Arizona Opera Center, opening to the public this spring.

Two stars of the Il Trovatore cast, Karen Slack and Indra Thomas  will also take the stage at the MIM Music Theater on Thursday, March 14, in “Bold & Bellissimo!,” as part of the Arizona opera up Close Series. The concert will include some of opera’s hits and the singer’s personal favorites. These divas are two of the most prolific voices in opera today and their voices will soar in an intimate venue. Thomas and Slack, bring strength, beauty, and vocal prowess to the stage. 

Calendar Details for BOTH Events:

What: Arizona Opera’s new production of “Il Trovatore”

Where & When: Phoenix Symphony Hall March 1-3; Tucson Music Hall March 9-10

Price: $35-$125

Tickets: To purchase tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1.800.982.2787 or visit the Arizona Opera Office in person or online at

What: Arizona Opera Up Close Series: Bold & Bellissimo!

Where: Musical Instrument Museum’s MIM Music Theater
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101).

When: March 14, 2013

Price: $37.50‒$42.50

Tickets: To purchase tickets, call 480.478.6000 or visit the MIM Ticket Office in person or online at

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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 one of the only opera companies in the United States to serve multiple cities.

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