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Music by Clint Borzoni, Libretto and Original Screenplay by John de los Santos

The Copper Queen Film



Arizona Opera’s 2021/22 Season will open with the McDougall RED Series premiere of The Copper Queen Film. 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.


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?


The Copper Queen Film features Arizona Opera’s first ever all-female director/conductor/designer team, helmed by Crystal Manich, and is being produced in association with Manley Films.


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.


Performance Dates:

Premieres October 2021

Performed in English with English supertitles



Estimated Running Time: one hour, 53 minutes


Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series. Developed in part through Arizona Spark. 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, the Carol Franc Buck Foundation, the 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.) Kimberley Smith, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, and members of the Arizona Spark.
The all-female conductor-director-designer team of The Copper Queen Film is generously supported by a consortium of donors, led by Susan Esco Chandler, Milo and Kim Kauffman, and Linda Hirshman.
Manley Films is the Official Film Production Sponsor of Arizona Opera.


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