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Monday, July 27, 2020

ARIZONA OPERA’S NEW APPROACH TO THE SEASON WILL PRESENT LIVE, OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES AND INNOVATIVE DIGITAL OFFERINGS, REPLACING ITS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED IN-THEATER PRODUCTIONS.

THE SEASON’S FOCUS WILL BE ON CREATIVITY AND CONNECTION, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANY’S FIRST MOTION PICTURE ADAPTATION OF AN OPERA.

 

Friday, April 24, 2020

THE NAMING CELEBRATES THE TANCERS’ DECADES OF LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY, AS WELL AS THE MEMORY OF ROBERT TANCER, WHO PASSED AWAY LAST MONTH

 

The Tancers, community advocates for the past 50 years, will also be honored in a ceremony in Fall 2020, at a date to be announced

Monday, March 16, 2020

THE DECISION WAS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND GOVERNOR’S OFFICE RECOMMENDING THE CANCELLATION OF ALL MASS GATHERINGS

 

Numerous Other Arizona Opera-related Events and Activities have also been Cancelled through mid-May – Complete List Included

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Season to Include the Company’s Second World Premiere, the Regional Premiere of a New Mariachi Opera, a New Production of a Modern Masterwork and the Return of Two Beloved Classics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The opera company in association with Arizona State University has announced a request for proposals for the innovation competition.

 

PHOENIX (August 21, 2019) — Arizona Opera has officially announced a request for proposals (RFP) for its OnPitch Business Challenge, a venture capital-inspired competition designed to seek out the most innovative proposals for new earned revenue sources for the company, with $25,000 of prize money to be awarded.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Opera Company’s Focus on Tucson and the City’s Philanthropic Investment Grow

 

PHOENIX (June 10, 2019) — Arizona Opera, the state’s leading opera company, is thrilled to announce two exciting partnerships in Tucson, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to deepening its connection with its birth city. In January 2020, Arizona Opera will present American Tenor Matthew Polenzani in recital as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival (TDSF). Additionally, Arizona Opera is proud to announce a new, multi-year sponsorship from Tucson-based arts philanthropist Marlys A. Beider, who has generously underwritten Arizona Opera’s Beloved Classics Series in Tucson through the company’s 50th Anniversary Season (2021-22) with a $225,000 gift.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The opera company is partnering with Arizona State University to develop a venture capital-inspired competition, the first of its kind in the field of opera

 

PHOENIX (April 10, 2019) — Arizona Opera has been awarded a two-year $150,000 OPERA America Innovation Grant, made possible by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, in support of a new partnership with Arizona State University (ASU). This marks Arizona Opera’s second consecutive, two-year Innovation Grant since the grant program’s inception four years ago.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Organizations to launch administrative office-sharing partnership in Phoenix and Tucson Phoenix, AZ

 

(April 5, 2019) – Arizona Opera and Arizona Theatre Company are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to share administrative office space in their respective headquarters in both Phoenix and Tucson. As the organizations share the distinction of serving the communities of both cities, this unique collaboration will strengthen Arizona Opera and Arizona Theatre Company’s ability to create impact in those cities.

Monday, March 25, 2019

More than a quarter million dollars raised at this annual fundraiser.

Phoenix, AZ (March 25, 2019) – Arizona Opera’s 2019 Gala Luncheon, held on Saturday, March 16, at the Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, was an overwhelming success. More than 334 patrons attended the event that raised more than $340,000 for the company, an increase of nearly 60 percent over the previous year’s event.

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