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Arizona Opera: Craig Bohmler's Riders of the Purple Sage

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Scene from Riders of the Purple Sage

Airs Saturday, November 26, 2017, at 12 noon. This week the American Opera series from WFMT continues with a production by the Arizona Opera of Craig Bohmler's Riders of the Purple Sage starring Karin Wolverton as Jane Withersteen; Morgan Smith as Lassister; Joshua Dennis as Bern Venters; Amanda Opuszynski as Bess; Kristopher Irmiter as Bishop Dyer; Keith Phares as Elder Tull; and Hugo Vera as Judkins. The stage director is Fenlon Lamb, chorus master is Henri Venanzi, and the Arizona Opera Chorus and Orchestra is under the direction of Joseph Mechavich.