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Arizona Opera Film Festival: Opera on the ReelArizona Opera Film Festival: Opera on the Reel

Arizona Opera’s popular summer opera film festival returns beginning July 2023! Enjoy fantastic opera presented digitally in the Roma and Raymond Wittcoff Black Box Theater at the Arizona Opera Center. This season, we are presenting films that represent works performed by multiple opera companies, including The Atlanta Opera's Candide.


Opera Book ClubArizona Opera Book Club

There is perhaps no better way to explore an opera than through the stories they are based on, or reading about the creators themselves. At Opera Book Club, we do just that!


Coffee at KerrCoffee @ Kerr

Along with your coffee, join us for an upcoming Arizona Opera lecture held at ASU Kerr.



Family DayFamily Day

Arizona Opera is thrilled to announce the return of our annual Family Day, featuring enchanting children's performances of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Join us for a day packed with excitement, including delicious food, fantastic performances, face painting, zoo animals, and more!

Beginning at 11 AM, before or after your performance, indulge in a tasty lunch from the Chicken and Waffles for the People food truck. Meet and snap a picture with critters from The Phoenix Zoo, transform into fantastical characters with face painting by @evolvingthroughart, and receive delightful balloon animals from Arizona’s Balloon Lady. Unleash your creativity at our craft station and let your imagination soar!

Bring the whole family and join us for a day of fun, food, and fantastic performances at Arizona Opera's Family Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Arizona Opera Center


Opera For Lunch: Arizona Opera Recital SeriesOpera For Lunch: Arizona Opera Recital Series

Step away from your desk and experience world-class singing with our Opera For Lunch Recital Series! Join us for our free, 30-minute lunchtime recitals each month at the Arizona Opera Center. You are welcome to bring your lunch! Registration is encouraged.

Don't feel like packing your own lunch? Not a problem! Feel free to reserve a $16 sack lunch catered by Sacks Sandwiches when you reserve your ticket!

12:15 to 12:45 PM at the Arizona Opera Center.



UnMic’d is a show produced by Arizona Opera that explores the blurry edge that connects the world of opera to, well, just about everything else. Each episode, Arizona Opera President and General Director, Joseph Specter, will be joined by a recognized professional from the field of opera, together with an individual from another field who engages in similar work. The elements of opera are the elements of our everyday lives. Explore the blurry edge with us on UnMic’d



Arizona Opera’s video series, LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity) is designed to connect communities near and far through discussions with diverse cross-sections of the community, showcasing arts and culture in the West, and highlighting stories that are focused on music and grounded in their sometimes-surprising connections to the world of opera.



Pre-Show TalksPre and Post Show Talks Auditorium

Learn more about each opera immediately before the performance. These half-hour talks will enhance your opera experience, beginning one hour before the show at the performance venue.




Post-Show TalkbacksPost-Show Talkbacks

Join us 15 minutes after curtain for a Post-Show Talkback featuring a select few of our Studio and Main Stage Artists. Come with questions as they will be eager to chat with you about their experience working in the opera industry and Arizona Opera.

Talkbacks will take place after the Sunday Matinees of The Barber of Seville and Roméo & Juliette lasting approximately 30 minutes.



Say Hello to OperaOpera Guild Emblem

Presented by the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, Say Hello to Opera gives a preview of each Arizona Opera production in the weeks leading up to the performance. Previews typically include historical and musical context on the piece as well as liver performances of musical selections performed by University of Arizona students.


Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A PodcastArizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast

Join your hosts, Cassie Hollerbach (Director of Education) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manager) as they delve into all of the departments and people who work to create the operas you know and enjoy. Subscribe to Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! to stay connected to Arizona Opera and the hundreds of people who work to make each performance happen.



Special Events

Special Events

Each opera presents unique opportunities to engage in different topics, performances, and celebrations. Our calendar will be updated regularly. Make sure to stay up-to-date with special events by signing up for our email list.