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Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

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Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    Riders of the Purple Sage

    After its sold out world premiere production in 2017, Riders of the Purple Sage is back on the Arizona Opera season by popular demand. In this episode, we hear from composer Craig Bohmler and librettist Steven Mark Kohn about their inspiration and process for bringing this epic western to the opera stage.

    • 34 min
    La Boheme

    La Boheme

    With Arizona Opera's performances of La Boheme right around the corner, we discuss the music and characters within Puccini's hit opera that make it one of the most beloved audience favorites of all time.

    • 28 min
    Fellow Travelers

    Fellow Travelers

    Ahead of upcoming performances of Fellow Travelers, we talk with some of the artists responsible for creating and performing this brilliant work which depicts a forbidden love story amidst the 1950s Lavender Scare.

    • 40 min
    Shining Brow

    Shining Brow

    The opera Shining Brow follows a tumultuous period in the life of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, which included a public affair and even murder. This episode features an interview with Shining Brow's composer, Daron Hagen, who gives us behind the scenes details on the opera and how it came to life.

    • 25 min
    Così fan tutte

    Così fan tutte

    Our season finale features members of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio talking about their upcoming performances of Mozart's Così fan tutte. We hear about the intricacies of bringing Mozart's characters and music to life, as well as what it's like to be a member of the Arizona Opera Studio.

    • 38 min
    The Marriage of Figaro

    The Marriage of Figaro

    A look inside Arizona Opera's upcoming performances of The Marriage of Figaro, this episode features musicologist and Mozart fanatic, Naomi Barrettara, in addition to Arizona Opera Head of Music, Christopher Cano.

    • 35 min

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