The Copper Queen
Stage Premiere - June 2, 3, & 4, 2022 - Flying Anvil Theatre
Clint Borzoni & John De Los Santos
Described as a cross between La Traviata and The Shining, Borzoni and de los Santos' "The Copper Queen" is based on the dramatic true story of Julia Lowell, a resident of The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona, in 1910, who was forced to live in captivity in service to the town's men. A century later, Addison Moore—a stranger to Bisbee—visits Room 315, the site of Julia's tragic suicide, where her ghost now famously roams. The riveting tale—told across the generations—is one of human bondage, furtive romance, secret connections, and ultimately—redemption.
*** BE ADVISED***
This production contains graphic depictions of sexual assault and violence. We acknowledge that this content may be triggering. We encourage you to take the necessary steps to safeguard your emotional and mental health. Thank you.
Beginning 45 minutes before each performance at 6:45 pm Director & Librettist, John De Los Santos will lead a pre-show discussion in the lobby of the theatre where he shares stories from his experiences in the actual Copper Queen hotel in Bisbee, AZ while researching and writing the opera. Wine & cheese will be served.
Meet the Creative Team & Cast
John de los Santos
Librettist & Stage Director
Music Director & Conductor
Mr. Floyd, Daddy Lowell, & Man #2
Richie Aka Sugar Dog
Peter Ackerman / Man #1