2020/21 Season Virtual and Digital Programming:
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 @ Kerr
Along with your coffee, join us for an upcoming Arizona Opera lecture held virtually at ASU's Historic Kerr Cultural Center.
UnMic’d is a new 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.
Premiering in early 2021 will be Arizona Opera’s new video series, LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity). This new video series 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.
Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast
Join your hosts, Cassie Robel (The Director of Education and Community Engagement) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manager) as they delve into all of the departments and peoples 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.
The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Shop Masterclasses
Join the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Shop this season as they guide us through four unique masterclasses: Intro to Fabric Painting with Resist, Intro to Two-Part Resin, Intro to Watercolor Painting, Intro to Millinery, Intro to Burnout Velvet Fabric, and Intro to Beadwork.
Arizona Opera Pen Pal Program
During this unprecedented time, many people have not been able to get out and socialize like they used to. With Arizona Opera's new reimagined season, we wanted to create a program that continues to connect you, a loved one, or friend with Arizona Opera in a unique way.
The Arizona Opera Podcast
Prepare for each production with a special episode of the Arizona Opera Podcast! Featuring commentary and insight from artists, directors, staff members, and more, be prepared for what you’ll see and hear on stage. Listen in the car on your way the performance or on your own time. Available on streaming services now.
Arizona Opera Leagues
Want to share your love of opera with others? Be sure to check out the Arizona Opera League in your town.
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.
The Arizona Opera Outdoor Film Fest
This new twist on Arizona Opera’s popular summer opera film festival will bring the art form outside. The first such collaboration of its kind between The Metropolitan Opera and a regional US opera company will present socially distanced screenings from the popular series, The Met: Live in HD.
Check back in our 2021/22 Season for These Programs:
Brown Bag Lunch Recitals
During the opera season, we host free, 30-minute lunchtime recitals each month at the Arizona Opera Center featuring the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio Artists. We invite you to step away from your desk and listen to world-class singing. You are welcome to bring your lunch, or try something new from one of our food truck or restaurant partners.
12:15 to 12:45 PM. at the Arizona Opera Center
Say Hello to Opera
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.
Opera & Gelato Film Festival
This collection of opera film screenings is the perfect way to get a summertime opera fix while escaping the Arizona heat. The screenings take place on select Sundays in June, July, and to sweeten the deal, FROST Gelato is always available to purchase.
Pre - Show Talks
Learn more about each opera immediately before the performance. These half - hour talks will enhance your opera experience, beginning one hour before each performance in the auditorium.
Post - Show Talkbacks
Your chance to meet the performers and have your questions answered, in the auditorium immediately after each matinee performance.