Opera Philadelphia

The Copper Queen

Friday, Sept. 30, 2:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Film Center
Part of Opera on Film
Part of Festival O22

Originally slated to be a stage production, and delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Copper Queen, with music by Clint Borzoni and libretto and original screenplay by John de los Santos, was reimagined as Arizona Opera’s first film project, directed by Crystal Manich. Still healing from her grandmother’s death, Addison Moore (mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit) finds herself checking into The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona. Aware of the ghost stories and hauntings, Addison fearlessly elects to stay in Room 315, the location of the death of heartbroken Julia Lowell (soprano Vanessa Becerra) a century ago. But what draws Addison to Room 315? And why does she want to face Julia’s ghost? 

PLEASE NOTE: This film contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing including scenes of a sexual nature, domestic violence, and prostitution. This film is only intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental

MapPhiladelphia Film Center

Fri, Sep 30 2:00 p.m.

Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes

Language: English with English subtitles

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