Arizona Arias Episode 1

Arizona Arias Episode 1

As part of Arizona Opera’s Reimagined 2020/21 Season, Arizona Opera is proud to announce details of its exciting, upcoming spring program, Arizona Arias.

Arizona Arias Episode 1 will premiere virtually on Sunday, March 14 at 6 PM PDT, and will feature performances by operatic baritone and Tony Award-winner, Paulo Szot, Members of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, and the Arizona Opera Orchestra.

Those who purchase the program will also be able to view it online 24/7 at Arizona Opera OnDemand, the Company’s Primary Streaming Channel. Purchase of a virtual ticket will be $20.

A second Arizona Arias engagement will premiere in April, with the specific date, time, artists and program to be announced in the beginning of March.
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THE PROGRAM FOR ARIZONA ARIAS EPISODE 1 IS AS FOLLOWS:
From Rigoletto
Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
G. Verdi
Paulo Szot, baritone
Gilda was abducted for laughs by the Duke’s courtiers because they thought she was Riogetto’s mistress. Rigoletto reveals that she is his daughter and pleads to have her returned.

From Gianni Schicchi
O mio babbino caro
G. Puccini
Cheyanne Coss, soprano
In this melodramatic aria, Lauretta lays it on thick to convince her father, Gianni Schicchi, to allow her to marry Rinuccio - or else.

From Edgar
Questo amor, vergogna mia
G. Puccini
Rob McGinniss, baritone
Frank laments his unrequited love for temptress, Tigrana, after being brushed-off by her because she’s in love with Edgar.

From Madama Butterfly
Flower Duet Act II
G. Puccini
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano and Mack Wolz, mezzo soprano
After three years of waiting, Butterfly finally sees the ship of her love come into the harbor. She and her maid, Suzuki, prepare for her love’s arrival by picking all the flowers in the garden.

From Rigoletto
Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
G. Verdi
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
The Duke has just found out that his newest love, Gilda, was abducted by people unknown. He goes from being angered at her abductors to weeping about losing her.

From South Pacific
Some Enchanted Evening
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Mr. Szot
The older expatriate, Emile de Becque, declares his love for Nellie, a young Navy nurse, by reminiscing about the enchanting evening where they met for the first time.

From South Pacific
This Nearly Was Mine
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Mr. Szot
Emile de Becque, after being rejected by Nellie, laments that he almost got his dream of paradise with her.

From Les Miserables
Stars
Boublil and Schoenberg
Mr. Szot
Javert, a fervent believer in order and justice above mercy, vows to the stars to find the escaped criminal, Jean Valjean.

From Camelot
If Ever I Would Leave You
Lerner and Loewe
Mr. Szot
Guenevere and Lancelot are tormented by their forbidden love that is yet to be fulfilled. Trying to stay faithful to King Arthur, Guenevere attempts to get Lancelot to leave but he refuses and says he could never leave her.
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Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall.

Arizona Arias
Arizona Arias is generously sponsored by Ron and Kay McDougall. Additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Bankers Trust.

Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio
Christopher Cano, Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio
Sponsored by Karen Fruen

Cheyanne Coss, soprano
Sponsored by Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert

Caitlin Gotimer, soprano
Sponsored by Peter and Lee Larson

Mack Wolz, mezzo-soprano
Sponsored by Drs. Tom and Ginger Collier

Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
Sponsored by Don Williams and Dan A. Klingenberg*, and Alan and Linda Englander

Rob McGinness, baritone
Sponsored by Roma Wittcoff

Robert Bosworth, pianist
Sponsored by Karen Fruen

Haley Stamats, assistant stage director
Sponsored by Helen Pierson, Shoshana B. Tancer, and Ole and Teresa Thienhaus
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Arizona Arias Episode 1

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  • Arizona Arias Episode 1

    As part of our Reimagined 2020/21 Season, Arizona Opera is proud to announce details of its exciting, upcoming spring program, Arizona Arias.

    Arizona Arias Episode 1 will premiere virtually on Sunday, March 14 at 6 PM PDT, and will feature performances by operatic baritone and Tony Award-winner,...

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    As part of Arizona Opera’s Reimagined 2020/21 Season, Arizona Opera is proud to announce details of its exciting, upcoming spring program, Arizona Arias.

    Arizona Arias Episode 1 will premiere virtually on Sunday, March 14 at 6 PM PDT, and will feature performances by operatic baritone and Tony A...