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Behind the Opera: Riders of the Purple Sage

Western Cultural Festival
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 7:00pm (Phoenix)

Arizona Opera’s first world-premiere will kick-off with a state-wide celebration of our Western heritage. Celebrate and the West through art, film, story, and song and explore the land that shapes our past, present, and future.


Learn how our world-premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, was brought to life by listening to a moderated discussion amongst the creative team of the opera, and participate in a discussion surrounding the creation of new works for the operatic stage.

The Western Cultural Festival is proudly sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield.






Arizona Opera Atrium
1636 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004