JCF Grant Supports Arizona Opera’s Rediscovered Voices Festival
With a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, Arizona Opera is presenting its 2015 Rediscovered Voices Festival. The Festival is a companion to the U.S. opera company premiere of Emmerich Kálmán’s comic operetta, “Arizona Lady.” Kálmán was a Jewish-Hungarian composer who fled Nazi persecution to live in California and Arizona. Kálmán wrote “Arizona Lady” in 1953 as a love letter to the American Southwest.
The Rediscovered Voices Festival will include a variety of programming, and will highlight music that was politically suppressed in 1930s Europe. The Festival includes a production of “Brundibar,” a one-act children’s opera that premiered in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. In all, the Festival features 16 events in Greater Phoenix and Tucson, beginning September 17th. Thanks to JCF’s support, all events are free to the public.