Arizona Opera Film Festival
A collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, in-person
This new twist on Arizona Opera’s popular summer opera film festival will bring the art form back to the Arizona Opera Roma and Raymond Wittcoff Black Box Theater. The first such collaboration of its kind between The Metropolitan Opera and a regional US opera company will present screenings from the popular series, The Met: Live in HD.
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 unique masterclasses which have included 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. New masterclasses are introduced each season.
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 at ASU's Historic Kerr Cultural Center.
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.
Brown Bag Lunch Recitals
Join us for our 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
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
Arizona Opera’s new 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.
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.
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 performance hall.
Post - Show Talkbacks
Your chance to meet the performers and have your questions answered, in the performance hall immediately after each matinee performance.
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.
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.