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The Arizona Opera Outdoor Film Fest

Arizona Opera Outdoor Film Festival

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This new twist on Arizona Opera’s popular summer opera film festival will bring the art form to the newly created outdoor Pavilion at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. The first such collaboration of its kind between The Metropolitan Opera and a regional US opera company will present socially distanced screenings of La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel, and The Barber of Seville from the popular series, The Met: Live in HD.


La TraviataLa Traviata

Estimated Running Time: 3 hours 30 minutes with two intermissions 

As the doomed heroine Violetta, celebrated soprano Diana Damrau headlines this 2018 production of Verdi’s timeless tragedy, starring opposite tenor Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Alfredo’s overbearing father, Giorgio Germont. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s dazzling staging.





Hansel and GretelHansel and Gretel

Estimated Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes with no intermission

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and soprano Christine Schäfer star as the title youngsters in this 2008 production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera. The whimsically twisted production by Richard Jones features an English-language translation perfect for audiences of all ages.





The Barber of SevilleThe Barber of Seville

Estimated Running Time: 3 hours with one intermission

Rossini's madcap comedy stars an exceptional bel canto cast, including mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina, tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, and baritone Peter Mattei as Figaro—the title barber of Seville. Maurizio Benini conducts the 2007 production by Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher.





A limited number of individual screening tickets – which will be $15 for adults and $7 for children or students with a valid ID – will be available for purchase. Please see below for a list of health and safety protocols that will be followed for these engagements.



Seating: Up to 6 tickets permitted per party. Parties from multiple transactions can not be combined into one seating location.Under no circumstances will seating locations be combined on the evening of a performance.

Saftey Procedures: All safety procedures will be strictly enforced. You are required to wear a mask at all times (unless eating in your seat), maintain 6’ physical distance, and a temperature check is required before entering the Pavilion. CLICK HERE for more information.

Food and Drink: Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Options include hot and cold beverages, alcohol, and movie snacks.

Weather: Due to the Festival being held outdoors, it might get chilly! Make sure to wear layers and bring blankets to stay warm.


You will receive an email with a suggested arrival time as well as your row and pod assignment.


Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall
The Arizona Opera Outdoor Film Fest is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Community Foundation
Lead Digital Sponsorship of the Connection Lab provided by Ron and Kay McDougall. Additional sponsorship is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Community Foundation and Manley Films.