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Truly Memorable

A concert of arias at Arizona Opera
impresses MARIA NOCKIN

 

Advertised as A night of powerful music with today's superstars, Arizona Opera's concert of opera arias definitely lived up to those words. Generally, one goes to the opera to hear an entire masterwork, but here we were treated to a succession of the arias and ensembles that have helped to make the operas which contain them famous. It was a perfect program for introducing people to opera and quite a few young faces were to be seen in both the Tucson and Phoenix theatres.

On 6 March 2010 in Tucson and 12 March in Phoenix, Arizona Opera presented this evening of arias and ensembles together with a few orchestral excerpts. At the Tucson concert, mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas substituted for Dolora Zajick who was ill...

Copyright © 17 March 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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ARIZONA OPERA

PHOENIX

TUCSON

CHRISTINE BREWER

JOEL REVZEN

RICHARD WAGNER

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

GIUSEPPE VERDI

GIACOMO PUCCINI

ARIZONA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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