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Prescott Friends of Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera’s goal to be a state-wide opera company took a significant step forward in 2011 with the creation of the Prescott Friends of Arizona Opera.  Although Prescott is ninety miles north of Phoenix, the group found ways to overcome the distance and to present professional opera performances in Prescott.

Twice each season, mainstage singers from Arizona Opera come to Prescott to perform in intimate settings, often in the homes of our members.  After the program, refreshments are served and patrons have the unique opportunity to meet and chat with the performers and fellow opera devotees.  These events have become very popular with our patrons who enjoy getting to know the singers and to talk with them about all things operatic.

We also present various other programs during the season.  These have include concerts in local theaters, receptions and dinners and bus trips to attend performances in Phoenix.  Sign up for our contact list to be informed about the calendar of events.  Contact Candace Tomlinson at canquilter@cableone.net or Karyl Moore at prescottkaryl@gmail.com.


Prescott Opera Lovers Go to Phoenix!

Each season, we sponsor bus trips to Sunday matinee performances in Phoenix co-sponsored by the Yavapai Symphony Association.  Discounted tickets and luxury bus fare are included in the all-on-one price.  We arrive in time to have lunch or to attend the pre-performance lecture.  The bus picks drops us and picks us up at the theater door, we enjoy the performance and are home to Prescott by early evening.

Upcoming Events


Our first Salon of the 2017/18 season will be Friday, October 20, 2017 at the home of one of our members.  Two principal singers from Arizona Opera will perform and the program will be followed by a reception with the artists. We hope you will join us!


Board of Directors:

John Hughes, President
Candace Tomlinson, Vice President
Hans Clugston, Treasurer
Teresa Ogle, Secretary
Arlon Inman, Karyl Moore, Cyndi Nichols, Bobbie King and Dan Boyce, members


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