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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Production inspired by surrealism of René Magritte and Steampunk Movement
February 27-March 1 in Symphony Hall, Phoenix
March 7 & 8 in Tucson Music Hall, Tucson




Arizona Opera brings a brand new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the stage, February 27th and 28th at 7:30 pm and March 1st at 2 pm in Symphony Hall in Phoenix; and March 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall, Tucson. 


Friday, January 23, 2015

 Director Ryan Taylor has revealed the Arizona Opera's 2015/16 Season, which opens in October 2015.   The coming season will be an astounding collection of "firsts" for the company, including three works never before seen in Arizona: Emmerich Kálmán's Arizona Lady, Mexican composer Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, and Giuseppe Verdi's riotous comedy Falstaff. Arizona Opera also presents productions of Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Don Giovanni that are new to its statewide audiences.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Arizona Opera's "Big Date Night"
February 14, 2015 at 6 pm


Arizona Opera brings one of the biggest names from the operatic stage, Deborah Voigt, to headline its 2015 Gala, Big Date Night.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Arizona Opera and Children's Museum of Phoenix Invite Children to Discover MOZART'S THE MAGIC FLUTE
Engaging events, special ticket offers for families Events Kick Off Jan 17


Monday, December 8, 2014

(Phoenix & Tucson) Arizona Opera kicks off 2015 with one of the greatest dramas in the operatic repertoire, Eugene Onegin. From Pushkin's classic poem comes Tchaikovsky's theatrical masterpiece which follows the story of Eugene Onegin -  a man egotistical enough to turn his back on love and a gun on his best friend.

Friday, December 5, 2014

(Phoenix) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced today that Arizona Opera is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

(Phoenix) Phoenix Theatre is joining forces with Arizona Opera and Dennis Rowland to bring you Seven Days of Merry Melodies this holiday season! This unique collaboration brings you two distinct holiday shows sure to delight all ages. Singers from the Arizona Opera will perform Holiday Favorites from Stage and Screen, an evening featuring selections from memorable holiday classics such as White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

(Phoenix & Tucson) Arizona Opera brings Verdi's masterpiece of a vengeful court jester to the stage. With unforgettable arias that are synonymous with Italian opera and a dramatic, twisting plot, Rigoletto features dark assassins, a philandering Duke and the self-sacrificing Gilda. This lush production, set in 16th century Mantua, features baritone Michael Corvino as Rigoletto, (Nov 14, 16 & 22) who "brings a robust voice and disarming vulnerability to the role."  - (The New York Times) alternating with the astounding Joshua Jeremiah (Nov.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ; Agosto 28 del 2014 – Arizona Opera inaugura su temporada 2014-2015 triunfalmente con la puesta en escena de la primera ópera de mariachi del mundo. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna se ha convertido mundialmente en una sensación triunfal, la cual mezcla la pasión y el arte del mariachi con la conmovedora historia de una familia de inmigrantes mexicanos. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Arizona Opera brings the world's first mariachi opera to the stage as it kicks off its 2014-2015 Season. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna has become a smash sensation around the globe, blending the passion and artistry of mariachi with the emotionally touching story of a Mexican immigrant family.  Commissioned in celebration of the anniversaries of Mexican Independence and Revolution, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna features the legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and promises to be an unforgettable night of raw energy, drama and virtuosity.