The sopranos in Arizona Opera’s production this weekend of Verdi’s “La Traviata” are both making their debuts in the role of Violetta.
The Downtown Parade of Lights is this evening.
Scott Altman named executive director of Ballet West.
Arizona Opera dropped "interim" from Ryan Taylor's title, making him general director.
Arizona Opera, born in Tucson 42 years ago, has consolidated its operations in Phoenix.
Two months after a shakeup in its top management, Arizona Opera has quietly raised nearly $1 million to ensure it has a 2013-14 season.
Gilbert, Ariz., teen is the youngest ever to play in the orchestra.
Tucson now has five operas coming in 2013-14.
Scott Altman was wrapping up third season with company.
Arizona Opera brings Verdi's "Il Trovatore" - the convoluted story of bitter rivalries, blood-soaked revenge, jealousy and turmoil - to the Tucson Music Hall this weekend.
"Il Trovatore," making its first Arizona Opera appearance in nearly 20 years, "is a 'big boy' opera. It has all the elements people think about when they come to opera," says director John Hoomes.
Sometimes something can become so popular that it loses favor with audiences.
Chance for Tucson to ask questions about the company's move and future.
If all goes as planned, conductor Joel Revzen will be rehearsing the Arizona Opera's upcoming production of "Il Trovatore" in the company's new digs next month.
Tonjia Kolanowksi, center, glances up at the subject for a charcoal drawing during a class at The Drawing Studio, 33 S. Sixth Ave. At left is Kiana Rei, and Phil Lyons works on a piece, right.
The "Small Wonders" exhibit - small framed pieces - at The Drawing Studio is in an area that doubles as instructional space.
Armed with two recent studies that say the arts sector is valuable to the region's economy, the Tucson Pima Arts Council plans to ask in January for a doubling of its public funding from the city and the county.
Lack of chemistry between stars dooms performance.
Events starting Friday include outreach with local schools.
Lisette Oropesa is brilliant as bride gone mad.