The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Modern Masterwork Series
The Sold-Out Sensation Returns
Arizona Opera’s first commission, which made its world-premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017, is making its hugely-anticipated return. Riders of the Purple Sage, an adaptation of Zane Grey’s classic of the same name, 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.
Estimated running time: 2 hours, 57 minutes 2 intermissions.
Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series and the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Modern Masterworks Series. Revival production made possible, in part, through generous support from Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Charles F. and Jennifer E. Sands, Dr. Rex and Arlyn Brewster, Carol Franc Buck Foundation, Hugh and Marcia Ruddock, SRP, Anne Y. Snodgrass, J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation, Judy and Bill Goldberg, Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Barbara D. Molotsky, Bankers Trust, Rio Nuevo, Andrea and Harry Crane, and Arizona Bank & Trust. Original production made possible by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Executive Producers, and Kristin Atwell Ford, Co-Producer.
Photo: Tim Trumble, Arizona Opera