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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

November 25, 2017 on WFMT Radio Network's 
American Opera Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard announce major investment to support new and contemporary productions on Arizona Opera's main stage.

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

(Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz.) Arizona Opera is pleased to present its 2016/2017 season finale, Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Composed by well-known Italian opera icon Gioachino Rossini of Barber of Seville fame, this production is sure to dazzle both opera regulars and newcomers. Cinderella is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

After years of development, the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, a new opera based on Zane Grey's Western novel of the same name will be unveiled in Phoenix and Tucson.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Arizona Opera kicks off 2017 with Puccini's masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, in Tucson on January 28 at 7:30 pm and January 29 at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall at 260 S. Church and in Phoenix on February 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm and February 5 at 2:00 pm in Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix.

Friday, September 30, 2016

The story follows the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "Little Mermaid" with dramatic flair as the mermaid Rusalka seeks to be part of the human world.   

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the United States, has appointed Allen Perriello as the Director of their Young Artists Program, beginning Summer 2017. Perriello will remain as Arizona Opera's Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, a post he has held since 2012. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Love comedy? Music? Theater? Fashion? Maybe a little drama? We’ve got the ticket! The Arizona Opera’s 2016/17 season is full of amazing experiences tailor-made for a fun and memorable girls night out. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

(Phoenix, Tucson) The Arizona Opera Board of Directors has announced the appointment of its new President and General Director, Joseph Specter.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

(Phoenix, Tucson) Never before seen on the Arizona Opera stage, Verdi's Falstaff comes to life in this new production opening April Fools' Day. Irascible, randy and boastful, John Falstaff concocts a scheme to seduce the wealthy Wives of Windsor and nab their riches. His plot quickly unravels in a series of elaborate pranks as the clever women enlist everyone to outwit the old rascal.  Based on the Shakespearean character, Falstaff was Verdi's final opera, and some consider his finest.

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