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We are so excited to announce our new Head of Music and Director for the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, Christopher Cano.

We sat down with Zachary Owen to hear about his time at Arizona Opera and his hopes for the future.  

Rossini desperately wanted to be successful, respected, and loved. While every composer shares these ambitions, rarely do all three come to fruition in his or her lifetime. However, Rossini did just that.

Download your lobby photos from Riders of the Purple Sage

1935—Broadway, New York City

Download your lobby photos from Madama Butterfly.
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Mariya is first year artist in the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, and shares the role of Suziki with Debroah Nansteel.

When I was a little kid, Hans Christen Andersen’s The Little Mermaid captured my imagination. I knew the now classic Disney film, but shortly after seeing the movie for the first time, I received a beautiful storybook filled with Andersen’s original tales. Inside were shocking stories and intense illustrations that did not end the same way as the Disney retelling. Inside Andersen’s world, the princess didn’t achieve a happily ever after. Dreams didn’t become reality, and sacrifices could be meaningless. 

Lobby photos from our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration are available to download! Click the performance date to view the photos. Any questions, please email Caitie Quick, Marketing Manager, at

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Melinda Whittington takes the stage as Rusalka (along with Sara Gartland) but first, we wanted to get to know this fantastic soprano.

It is an incredible honor to welcome you to the opening of Arizona Opera’s 45th Anniversary Season! As Arizona Opera’s new President and General Director, I am thrilled to join a company with a proud history of presenting great work on the stage, and a company that has increasingly become a leader in the national field in terms of its artistic vitality and devotion to serving our community.

Florence, Italy, 1598

As the chandeliers are lit for the evening’s performance, a group of musicians, poets, and thinkers—called the Florentine Camerata—enters a small room to conduct an experiment. The experiment is simple: What happens when music and drama collide?

Click here to find your photograph from the lobby photos of Falstaff at Phoenix Symphony Hall.
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Classical Arizona PBS stopped by our Falstaff dress rehearsal to record the performance for a later broadcast date, and snapped a few great photos along the way! Check out their point of view below.