Luck be an Arizona Lady tonight
Arizona Opera becomes the first major U.S. opera house to premiere Emmerich Kálmán’s musical treasure. Written in 1953 as a love letter to the Southwest, the hopes & dreams of leading lady Lona Farrell ride on the back of one horse, “Arizona Lady”, winning the Kentucky Derby. Reminiscent of the greatest Golden-age Hollywood musical comedies, Arizona Lady is full of lively, upbeat music, cheerful, soaring arias, and a wacky libretto, sure to make you smile as bright as the Arizona sun.
Performed in German, English and Spanish with English supertitles.
New English/Spanish translation by Kathleen Kelly and Alberto Rios
Original libretto by Alfred Grünwald and Gustave Beer
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Agent in the USA for Josef Weinberger, Ltd., London, publisher and copyright owner.
Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with intermission.
Arizona Opera is proud to partner with Phoenix Ballet for Arizona Lady.
Below: Kentucky Derby scene from Arizona Lady