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Our 2022/23 Season

The Art of Opera

Arizona Opera's 2022/23 Season combines the transformative power of the singing voice and theater with the intoxicating beauty of visual art, creating an experience that will lift your spirit. The immersive experience of opera reinforces the importance of all art forms, as well as the commitment that Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Tucson Art Museum, and all our community partners share: to fill our world with inspiration, fulfillment, and connection. Whether you are new to the opera or a seasoned devotee, your love affair grows at Arizona Opera this season.

 

Come as you are. Leave different.

 

 

 

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ARIZONA OPERA’S 2022/23 SEASON ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR RENEWAL. TICKET PURCHASING ACCESS AND PRIORITY SEATING WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT SEASON SUBSCRIBERS.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS BEGINNING APRIL 18.

 

 

 

The Falling and the Rising

Music by Zach Redler, Libretto by Jerre Dye
 

The Falling and the Rising

COMPANY PREMIERE

October 14 - 16, 2022 at Herberger Theater Center
October 22 & 23, 2022 at Temple of Music and Art

A powerful story of service and sacrifice, based on interviews with returning soldiers at the Walter Reed National Medical Center, The Falling and the Rising takes place largely in the mind of a soldier following a roadside attack. Follow her through a coma-induced dreamscape as she has powerful and moving encounters with fellow service members. LEARN MORE

Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series

 

 

 

 


 

Ariadne auf Naxos

Music by Richard Strauss, Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
 

Ariadne auf NaxosNEW PRODUCTION

December 2 - 4, 2022 at Herberger Theater Center
December 10 & 11, 2022 at Temple of Music and Art

A wealthy gentleman in Vienna commissions two pieces of entertainment as an after dinner treat for his guests: a dramatic tragic opera and a comedy by a troupe of actors. Unfortunately, the dinner is running late, and the two ensembles are forced to perform on stage together, at the same time. Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn. LEARN MORE

Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series

 

 

 


 

Tosca

Music by Giacomo Puccini, Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
 

ToscaJanuary 20 - 22, 2023 at Symphony Hall
January 28 & 29, 2023 at Tucson Music Hall

Set in 19th century Rome during the Napoleonic wars, Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia, has long lusted after Rome's diva, Floria Tosca. When Scarpia suspects Tosca's lover, Cavaradossi, of assisting an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. He will manipulate Tosca into revealing the prisoner's hiding place and Cavaradossi's involvement, and have her for himself. LEARN MORE

 

Production made possible, in part, by a gift from Marlys A. Beider

 

 

 


 

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

 

The Sound of MusicCOMPANY PREMIERE

March 3 - 5, 2023 at Symphony Hall
March 11 & 12, 2023 at Tucson Music Hall

Based on the 1949 memoir, The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family in Austria. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. In order to save his family, Captain and Maria must make a difficult decision that could alter all of their lives. LEARN MORE

Part of the Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Modern Masterworks Series.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com

 

 


 

The Magic Flute

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
 

The Magic FluteApril 7 - 9, 2023 at Symphony Hall
April 15 & 16, 2023 at Tucson Music Hall

Mozart expertly combines the human and the supernatural, along with comedy and romance, to draw us into a world where a prince, assisted by musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, goes on a quest to rescue the princess. Triumphant over every obstacle in their search for truth and enlightenment—in the end—the young couple are united in love and happiness. LEARN MORE

 

Production made possible, in part, by a gift from Marlys A. Beider