31 Days Of Plots: The Copper Queen

Live Design's fourth annual 31 Days Of Plots features one production per day during the month of December 2021, highlighting a different lighting design, from across theatre, concert tours, corporate events, live for broadcast, and more, as we wind down 2021 and head toward the new year.

Day 7 of 31 Days Of Plots 2021 highlights a new opera film, with lighting design by Cindy Limauro: The Copper Queen, commissioned by Arizona Opera, and directed by CMU Drama alumna Crystal Manich, Class of 2004. "Critics are calling it a new genre in the world of opera," says Limauro. "Crystal also just won “Best First Time Female Filmmaker” at the Toronto Women International Film Festival. In addition, it is exciting as this production has an all-female gender direct/design team, the first for Arizona Opera."

Click here to read the Live Design Q&A with Limauro about her lighting for The Copper Queen

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The Copper Queen, light plot


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The Copper Queen film credits:

Clint Borzoni, Composer

John de los Santos, Librettist

Daniela Candillari, Conductor

Crystal Manich, Director

Haley Stamats, Assistant Director

Liliana Duque Pineiro, Scenery Designer

Alice Fredrickson, Costume Designer

Cindy Limauro, Lighting Designer

EJ Hernandez, Director of Photography

Zack Bender, Film Editor

Official trailer: