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.
Company celebrates soldout performances and increased single ticket sales.
Just when you thought you were experiencing a happy ending at Arizona Opera’s first-ever production of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice,” the director, Lillian Groag, threw in a twist.
Gluck's "Orfeo ed Erudice" is at its core a love story: Boy must rescue girl from the depths of hell.
Talk about your tough calls: Between Arizona Opera at Tucson Music Hall at 7:30 tonight, Club Crawl on 25 stages down the street off Congress Street, the world's greatest cellist at Centennial Hall a few miles away or the a country up-and-comer at the Pima County Fair, you can find somethi…
Arizona Opera has extended its 40 percent off ticket sale for this weekend's run of "Oreo ed
Taking a chance on art can be a hard sell if you're wading into unknown waters.
"Aida" is grand opera, and few spectacles can match the triumphal procession of Act 2.
Arizona Opera has mounted Verdi's masterpiece "Aida" just three times in the company's 40-year history - most recently in 1998-99 - but probably never like this before.