Arizona Opera Film Festival: Opera on the Reel
Arizona Opera’s popular summer opera film festival returns beginning June 2022! Enjoy three fantastic operas on the big screen as we spread the art of opera to Harkins Theaters in Scottsdale and Tucson. This season, we are presenting films that represent works performed by multiple opera companies, including Opera Philadelphia’s La Traviata, San Francisco Opera’s Rigoletto, and Arizona Opera’s The Copper Queen Film.
Seating is first-come-first-serve.
Estimated Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with two intermissions
As the doomed heroine Violetta, celebrated soprano Lisette Oropesa headlines this 2020 production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy, starring opposite tenor Alek Shrader as her lover, Alfredo, and baritone Stephen Powell as Alfredo’s overbearing father, Giorgio Germont. Corrado Rovaris conducts Paul Curran dazzling staging.
Estimated Running Time: 3 hours with two intermissions
Baritone Željko Lučić, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role, starring alongside soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as Gilda and tenor Francesco Demuro as the Duke of Mantua. Maestro Nicola Luisotti conducts an excellent cast, led by director Harry Silverstein’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera.
The Copper Queen Film
Estimated Running Time: 1 hour and 53 minutes with no intermission
Still healing from her grandmother's death, Addison Moore finds herself checking into The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona. Aware of the ghost stories and hauntings, Addison fearlessly elects to stay in Room 315, the location of the heartbroken Julia Lowell's death a century ago. But what draws Addison to Room 315? And why does she want to face Julia's ghost?
*PLEASE NOTE: This film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing including scenes of a sexual nature, domestic violence, and prostitution. This film is only intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Food and Drink: Harkins Theater concessions and adult beverages will be available for purchase throughout the matinee and evening screenings.
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