Drawn from a repertoire of popular works from the late 18th through early 20th centuries, Phoenix Opera productions are literally the favorite operas of all time!
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In Concert with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra
In Concert with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on the novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1848.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Magic Flute is an opera composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the popular form of a Singspiel, that includes both singing and spoken dialogue.
by Johann Strauss Jr.
Phoenix Opera presented Act 2 of Johann Strauss' operetta Die Fledermaus during two sold out gala performances at the Elks Opera House in Prescott, AZ.
by Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly is an opera by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco. According to one scholar, the opera was based on events that actually occurred in Nagasaki in the early 1890s.
Composed by Georges Bizet
Carmen is a French opéra comique by Georges Bizet who died of a heart attack at the young age of 37, on 3 June 1875, never knowing how popular Carmen would become. The libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, is based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, first published in 1845, itself influenced by the narrative poem “The Gypsy” (1824) by Alexander Pushkin.