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Announcing our 2019/20 Season!

Cece Roeder – January 11, 2019

Arizona Opera’s 2019/20 Season offers two distinct operatic experiences: from more intimate, powerful, theatrical performances of new works, to beloved traditional and large format modern masterpieces.


Shining Brow

Daron Hagen, Composer / Paul Muldoon, Librettist
Phoenix: September 27 - 29, 2019 / Tucson: October 5 & 6, 2019

World Premiere of the Taliesin West Version    

From 1903 to 1914, the early life of visionary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was anything but conventional.

 

Fellow Travelers

Gregory Spears, Composer / Greg Pierce, Librettist
Phoenix: November 8 - 10, 2019 / Tucson: November 16 & 17, 2019

A chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate and a handsome US State Department official draws the pair into a maelstrom of passion and deceit during the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare.

 

 La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini, Composer / Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa, Librettists 
Phoenix: January 24 - 26, 2020 / Tucson: February 1 & 2, 2020

The passion and struggle of Rodolfo, Mimì, and their fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, one of opera’s most popular and engaging stories.

 

Riders of the Purple Sage

Craig Bohmler, Composer / Steven Mark Kohn, Librettist
Phoenix: February 28 & 29, March 1, 2020 / Tucson: March 7 & 8, 2020

Making its hugely-anticipated return, Riders of the Purple Sage tells a powerful story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict and adventure across breathtaking Southwest vistas that are brought magnificently to life by world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

 

Ariadne auf Naxos / comedy becomes divine

Richard Strauss, Composer / Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Librettist
Phoenix: April 3 - 5, 2020 / Tucson: April 11 & 12, 2020

Full of delight and comedic misadventures, Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn.