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Music and Libretto by Gregg Kallor
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 7 PM
Location: Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix
Language: Performed in English with English and Spanish supertitles
Length: approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Arizona Opera’s eagerly-awaited third World Premiere, based on Mary Shelley’s iconic novel by the same name, comes to the stage to open the 2023/24 Season in the McDougall RED Series. With a riveting, cinematic score and libretto by Gregg Kallor, the living, feeling Creature is brought to life only to be forsaken by its creator, Victor Frankenstein. Embracing Shelley’s original text, Frankenstein gives poignant voice to The Creature’s struggle and lays bare the horror of alienation and “otherness” with exquisite nuance. At the core of this heartbreaking tale lies an exquisitely wrought plea to look deeper within ourselves to find our commonality and to uphold our responsibility to one another.
Frankenstein was workshopped at Arizona Opera in Phoenix in December 2022 to great success. It follows Arizona Opera’s first two gripping world premieres, Riders of the Purple Sage and The Copper Queen Film, the latter of which was released in fall 2021 as a feature-length film. As stewards of the 400-plus year art form, Arizona Opera thrives on re-imagining its productions, commissioning new operas, and supporting up-and-coming artists.
Teacher Night at the Opera is reserved specifically for teachers to join us for a final dress rehearsal of our McDougall Red Series production of Frankenstein. Teachers receive 2 complementary tickets to attend and learn what Arizona Opera has to offer for educators and students throughout the season.
- Tickets are first-come-first-serve.
- You will be asked to show your school ID when picking up tickets.
- ALL tickets will be held at will-call.
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