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. 

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, SRP, Hugh and Marcia Ruddock, Anne Y. Snodgrass, Judy and Bill Goldberg, Andrea Crane, and Barbara D. Molotsky. Original production made possible by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Executive Producers, and Kristin Atwell Ford, Co-Producer.
Photo: Tim Trumble, Arizona Opera

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