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2020/21 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Plan Your Escape This Fall and Join Us for an Unforgettable World Journey!

Season Tickets are NOW ON SALE for our 2020/21 Season,
complete with incredible adventures, glorious music, passionate drama, colorful characters and gorgeous scenery.

 

Among the amazing destinations we’ll visit are:
 

 

The Copper Queen
What brought them together across a century?

In 1910, Bisbee, Arizona, was a bustling mining town where fortunes rose and fell with the desert sun. At Bisbee’s heart was The Copper Queen Hotel, where Julia Lowell was forced to live in captivity in service to the men of the town. A century later, Addison Moore, a stranger to Bisbee, visits Room 315, the site of Julia’s tragic death where her ghost now famously roams. Was it destiny that ultimately brought these two women together across the generations? Find out in this powerful tale of human bondage, furtive romance, secret connections, and ultimately – redemption.

 

Phoenix- September 25-27, 2020- Herberger Theater Center
Tucson- October 3-4, 2020- Temple of Music and Art

Please note: This production contains adult themes and suggestive dialogue. Audience discretion is advised. Appropriate for Ages High School and Up
Performed in English with English Supertitles

 
Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series. Lead underwriting provided by Matt and Ann Melsheimer. Production made possible, in part, through additional generous support from Marlu
Allan and Scott Stallard, Roma Wittcoff, Michael and Beth Kasser, Drs. Stephen and Barbara Munk, Arlyn J. Imberman, Ron and Kay McDougall, Colonel (Ret.) Kimberley Smith, Robert S. and Shoshana B. Tancer, Dr. Judith G. Wolf, and members of the Arizona Spark Commissioning Club.
The artistic and creative team of The Copper Queen is generously supported by a consortium of donors, led by Susan Esco Chandler, Milo and Kim Kauffman, and Linda Hirshman.

 

       


El Milagro del Recuerdo (The Miracle of Remembering)

How does the journey of a lifetime begin?

A prequel to the sensational mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna that was presented by Arizona Opera as part of its 2014/15 Season, El Milagro del Recuerdo brings audiences back to where the story of Cruzar all began: Michoacán, Mexico. Set during Christmas, the opera lovingly explores the themes of traditions and familial bonds while its characters deal with life-changing decisions and dream of something more.

Phoenix – November 6-8, 2020 – Herberger Theater Center
Tucson – November 14-15, 2020 – Temple of Music and Art

Appropriate for all ages
Performed in Spanish with English Supertitles

 
Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series. Lead underwriting provided by Drs. Herschel and Jill Rosenzweig. Production made possible, in part, through additional generous support from Michael and Beth Kasser.

 

       


Carmen

One of the most famous seductresses of all time is about to make her triumphant return.

The ultimate diva, the gypsy Carmen can ignite men’s desires and fill their hearts with passion at a single glance.  When Don José, a naïve soldier fighting in the Spanish Civil War, gets caught in her web, jealousy rages and anarchy reigns supreme. 

The thrilling score by French composer Georges Bizet includes some of the most popular and recognizable music in all of opera, including Habanera and The Toreadors Song.

From its lighthearted beginnings to its tragic and destined climax, Carmen is not to be missed. 
 

Phoenix – January 22-24, 2021 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – January 30-31, 2021 – Tucson Music Hall

Appropriate for ages High School and Up
Performed in French with English Supertitles
 
Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Marlys A. Beider, Jim and Linda Lee, Sherry Middlemas, and the Tucson Desert Song Festival.

 

       


A Streetcar Named Desire

A gripping new operatic production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, complete with a musical score by renowned film composer, André Previn, and direction by internationally-acclaimed American soprano, Patricia Racette.

Set in New Orleans in the late 1940’s, A Streetcar Named Desire spins a tightening web around three classic characters: Blanche DuBois, a troubled former schoolteacher, her sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley. 

When Blanche leaves her home in a small Mississippi town to move in with the couple, her insecurity, indiscrete sexual behavior, drinking, and the terror of losing her fading Southern belle beauty, creates a cataclysmic scenario that threatens to destroy everyone in its path.
 

Phoenix – February 26-28, 2021 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – March 6-7, 2021 – Tucson Music Hall

Appropriate for ages Middle School and Up
Performed in English with English Supertitles

 

Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series and the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Modern Masterworks Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Sherry Middlemas and Barbara D. Molotsky.

 

       


The Elixir of Love

A deliciously-frothy concoction of magic, misguided affections, mischievous charlatans, music, and – above all – love.

Is it a truly magic brew, or just a bottle of snake oil?  Our hero, Nemorino, loves the wealthy Adina, but she is smitten with someone else.  Can Dr. Dulcamara’s mysterious potion really make Adina fall in love with Nemorino within a day? 

The Elixir of Love is a delightful blend of young love, endearing characters and exhilarating music.  It’s the perfect way to end an opera season on a truly high note.

Phoenix – April 2-4, 2021 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – April 10-11, 2021 – Tucson Music Hall

Appropriate for all ages
Performed in Italian with English Subtitles

 

Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Marlys A. Beider and Ole and Teri Thienhaus.