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Part 1 - Jarrett Porter

Jarrett Porter is a first year Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist, and will appear as Hercules in our new cutting-edge performace Hercules vs Vampires. We asked him a few questions about his upcoming role and thoughts on the production.

Before coming out to see Hercules vs. Vampires, get in an operatic mood with OperaCon. With a variety of fun events ranging from wine tastings to film viewings, you can enjoy the beauty of opera in a new and fun musical experience.

  Riders of the Purple Sage to broadcast in Phoenix
on November 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Arizona Opera is pleased to announce it was the recipient of several awards at the Zane Grey's West Society Annual Convention in Kanab, Utah. These awards are in connection to our 2017 World Premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, based on Zane Grey's 1912 novel of the same name.

We are so excited to announce our new Head of Music and Director for the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, Christopher Cano.

We sat down with Zachary Owen to hear about his time at Arizona Opera and his hopes for the future.  

Rossini desperately wanted to be successful, respected, and loved. While every composer shares these ambitions, rarely do all three come to fruition in his or her lifetime. However, Rossini did just that.

Download your lobby photos from Riders of the Purple Sage

1935—Broadway, New York City

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Mariya is first year artist in the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio, and shares the role of Suziki with Debroah Nansteel.

When I was a little kid, Hans Christen Andersen’s The Little Mermaid captured my imagination. I knew the now classic Disney film, but shortly after seeing the movie for the first time, I received a beautiful storybook filled with Andersen’s original tales. Inside were shocking stories and intense illustrations that did not end the same way as the Disney retelling. Inside Andersen’s world, the princess didn’t achieve a happily ever after. Dreams didn’t become reality, and sacrifices could be meaningless. 

Lobby photos from our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration are available to download! Click the performance date to view the photos. Any questions, please email Caitie Quick, Marketing Manager, at

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Melinda Whittington takes the stage as Rusalka (along with Sara Gartland) but first, we wanted to get to know this fantastic soprano.