Arizona Arias Episode 2

Arizona Arias Episode 2

Lovers of great music, rejoice! Welcome to Arizona Arias Episode 2, a dazzling pre-recorded concert featuring breathtaking musical selections from some of opera’s most monumental and beloved works.

From Daughter of the Regiment to Pagliacci and The Barber of Seville, and from Don Pasquale to Carmen, Cosi fan tutte and more, you’ll revel in 10 magnificent classics, all beautifully recorded under the baton of Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg with the Arizona Opera Orchestra. The marvelously talented selection of featured singers includes renowned soprano and Pullin Opera Studio alumna, Sarah Tucker, internationally celebrated tenor, Santiago Ballerini, and current Pullin Opera Studio members Rob McGinness (baritone), Cheyanne Coss (soprano), Mack Wolz (mezzo soprano), Caitlin Gotimer (soprano), and Terrence Chin-Loy (tenor).

Arizona Arias Episode 2 will premiere on Sunday, April 11 at 6 PM MST and be available on an on-going basis thereafter. Orders to view it may be placed at ondemand.azopera.org beginning Friday, April 9 at 6 AM MST for a purchase price of $20.
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THE PROGRAM FOR ARIZONA ARIAS EPISODE 2 PREMIERING APRIL 11, 2021 AT 6 PM MST IS AS FOLLOWS:

From The Daughter of the Regiment
“Ah mes amis”
Gaetano Donizetti / Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard
Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Tonio and Marie love each other but to win her hand Tonio needs the favor of France’s 21st Regiment since Marie serves as their symbolic daughter. Tonio wins their favor by joining their ranks.

From Pagliacci
“Stridono lassu”
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sarah Tucker, soprano
Nedda worries about her husband’s vehemence when talking about the possibility of her unfaithfulness because she is secretly having an affair.

From The Barber of Seville
“Una voce poco fa”
Giacomo Rossini / Cesare Sterbini
Cheyanne Coss, soprano
Rosina is in love with Lindoro who just serenaded her window. She’s determined to marry him even if Bartolo, her ward, will disapprove because he is poor. But, little does she know that Lindoro is actually the wealthy Count Almaviva in disguise.

From Don Pasquale
“Bella siccome un angelo”
Gaetano Donizetti / Giovanni Ruffini
Rob McGinness, baritone
Don Pasquale resolves to find his own bride and produce an heir himself in retaliation to his nephew’s choice of bride. In this aria, Dr. Malatesta tells Don Pasquale of a beautiful potential bride who happens to also be the doctor's sister.

From Orfeo ed Euridice
“Addio, addio I miei sospiri”
Christoph Willibald Gluck / Ranieri de' Calzabigi
Mack Wolz, mezzo soprano
Orpheus says goodbye to his sorrow as he resolves to journey to hell to get back his love, Eurydice.

From Carmen
“Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante”
Georges Bizet / Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
Ms. Tucker
Micaëla, a village maiden, loves José and goes to the mountains to rescue him from the dangerous seductress, Carmen, while they are on a smuggling mission. Micaëla prays for courage

From The Elixir of Love
“Una furtiva lagrima”
Gaetano Donizetti / Felice Romani
Mr. Ballerini
Nemorino reflects on a tear that rolled down Adina’s cheek when he ignored her earlier. He believes this is proof of her love.

From Cosi fan tutte
“Come Scoglio”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Lorenzo Da Ponte
Caitlin Gotimer, soprano
Fiordiligi and sister, Dorabella, are being seduced by two mysterious men who are actually their lovers in disguise. Fiordiligi orders them to leave and tells them that her loyalty to her lover is as solid as a rock.

From Faust
“Salut, demeure chaste et pure”
Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
Faust, having been rejected by Marguerite, finds that her rejection makes her even more desirable. He goes to her house and remarks on the purity and chastity of what he sees.

From The Elixir of Love
“Una parola, o Adina”
Gaetano Donizetti / Felice Romani
Ms. Tucker and Mr. Ballerini
Nemorino declares his love to Adina but Adina tells him to look for love elsewhere because she wants to have a different lover every day and he should do the same.
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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 2

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  • Arizona Arias Episode 2

    Lovers of great music, rejoice! Welcome to Arizona Arias Episode 2, a dazzling pre-recorded concert featuring breathtaking musical selections from some of opera’s most monumental and beloved works.

    From Daughter of the Regiment to Pagliacci and The Barber of Seville, and from Don Pasquale to Car...