Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Craig Bohmler, Libretto by Steven Mark Kohn

Riders of the Purple Sage

The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Modern Masterwork Series

An intimate story set in the epic landscape of the American West.

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. 


PHOENIX / February 28 & 29, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. / March 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
TUCSON / March 7 , 2020 at 7:30 p.m. / March 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

New Season Subscriptions will become available for purchase to the general public in May 2019. Single Tickets go on sale in the summer of 2019.

This production of Riders of the Purple Sage is made possible, in part, through generous support by Jennifer E. and Charles F. Sands
Photo: Tim Trumble, Arizona Opera