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Music by Clint Borzoni, Libretto by John de los Santos

The Copper Queen Film

What brought them together across a century?

WORLD PREMIERE

The production, originally slated to be performed in-theatre, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then reimagined as the company's first film project.

The Copper Queen Film features Arizona Opera’s first ever all-female director/conductor/designer team. It tells the dramatic story of Julia Lowell, a resident of The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona in 1910, who was forced to live in captivity in service to the men of the town.

A century later, Addison Moore – a stranger to Bisbee – visits Room 315, the site of Julia’s tragic death, where her ghost now famously roams. This riveting tale – told across the generations – is one of human bondage, furtive romance, secret connections, and ultimately – redemption.

 

Please note: This production contains adult themes and suggestive dialogue. Audience discretion is advised. Appropriate for ages 17+.

 

Performance Dates:

Premieres October 2021

Performed in English with English supertitles


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Estimated Running Time: one hour, 36 minutes

 

Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series. Lead underwriting provided by Matt and Ann Melsheimer. Production made possible, in part, through additional generous support from Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, Roma Wittcoff, Carol Franc Buck Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Michael and Beth Kasser, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Drs. Stephen and Barbara Munk, Charles and Jennifer Sands, Ron and Kay McDougall, Colonel (Ret.) Kimberly Smith, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, and members of the Arizona Spark Commissioning Club.
The all-female conductor-director-designer team of The Copper Queen is generously supported by a consortium of donors, led by Susan Esco Chandler, Milo and Kim Kauffman, and Linda Hirshman.

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