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Valley Friends

Founded in 2011, Valley Friends of Arizona Opera is an exciting group of opera lovers who love to socialize with one another and who perform volunteer work for Arizona Opera.  Valley Friends serves Phoenix and the surrounding cities in the valley.  Membership to the league offers unique access to both league parties and Arizona Opera events and fundraising socials.  Wine and Cheese parties plus two large opera parties per year yield the opportunity to hear professional opera singers up close and to enjoy the company of fellow opera lovers.  For a list of upcoming events, please visit the Valley Friends page at azopera.org/valleyfriends, email valleyfriends@azopera.org or visit the lobby table at the next opera.

Valley Friends 2017/18 Board Members

Kimberley Smith, President
Jeff Roames, Vice President
Gary Newman, Treasurer
Sharon Jackley, Secretary
Sermin Boysan
Nada Cooper
Myra Feldman
Jane Fennessey
Karen Ford
Warren Harris
Donald Jackley
Bill Kram
Martha Landon
Margaret Pogue
Robert Rogers
Diane Shapiro
Diana Wilkinson


Interested in joining Valley Friends? Single memberships start at $50 or $75 for a couple. For more details, download our brochure here. When you join, you will be added to our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and invitations to all our exciting events. Please contact us at valleyfriends@azopera.org.

News & Events

Valley Friends will welcome the new and returning Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists at a Pot Luck Lunch on September 18th starting at 11:30. Hope you can come and greet our Studio Artists and share a dish. Please let Kim Smith (480 510-3517) know what dish you would like to bring to share. We will also be welcoming our returning staff, including our new Studio Director, Chris Cano. Come join us!

Then in on October 8th at 2:30 we will be having a fabulous Wine and Cheese party (with great munchies) at a beautiful Scottsdale home. Great fun and glorious singing by two of our Studio Artists. More information to come.
Click on our newsletter here and check it out! 

Adam Zweiback, Dr. Kimberly Marshall and Studio Artist David Margulis enjoy a toast at a Valley Friends event

Sharon Landis and Dr. Judith G. Wolf are two strong supporters of Valley Friends

Mary Phillips, Peter Volpe and Allen Perriello at the “Wine and Song” Spring Salon in March 2013

2017-18 Presenting Sponsor

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