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It is an incredible honor to welcome you to the opening of Arizona Opera’s 45th Anniversary Season! As Arizona Opera’s new President and General Director, I am thrilled to join a company with a proud history of presenting great work on the stage, and a company that has increasingly become a leader in the national field in terms of its artistic vitality and devotion to serving our community.

Florence, Italy, 1598

As the chandeliers are lit for the evening’s performance, a group of musicians, poets, and thinkers—called the Florentine Camerata—enters a small room to conduct an experiment. The experiment is simple: What happens when music and drama collide?

Click here to find your photograph from the lobby photos of Falstaff at Phoenix Symphony Hall.
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Classical Arizona PBS stopped by our Falstaff dress rehearsal to record the performance for a later broadcast date, and snapped a few great photos along the way! Check out their point of view below.

Giuseppe Verdi loved Shakespeare. Although he never learned English, Verdi— through Italian translation—found a kindred spirit in the English Bard. After all, despite living centuries apart, each man contributed to their respective art forms in comparable ways.

Alyssa Martin is a first year artist in the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio and will return in the 2016/17 Season.

Click here to find your photograph from the lobby photos of Don Giovanni at Phoenix Symphony Hall.
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What is proper adult behavior? And what does the idea of "proper" mean in Verdi's Falstaff

Audiences in Prague loved Mozart in the 1780s. Across the city, tunes from The Marriage of Figaro were arranged as dances for the most glamorous balls, arias were sung on every street corner, and the opera was a constant topic of conversation.

We sit down with Baritone Morgan Smith, who stars as Don Giovanni in the Arizona Opera production of Mozart’s famous opera. 

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the world's most famous operas—but how well do you really know this 18th-century masterpiece?  Here are some fast facts to impress at your next dinner party. 

Click here to find your photograph from the lobby photos of Carmen at Phoenix Symphony Hall
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Adam Diegel is singing the part of Don José in Carmen. Check out his first opera experience, his advice for first-time opera-goers and more below!

Learn about mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack, who sings the title role in Carmen!

Carmen is one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas in the world, and even if you've never set foot in an opera house, you probably already know the big tunes. Here are ten things that you may not know about this opera:

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