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Student Night at the Opera


Grade Level: Each performance is individually rated.
Cost: FREE for Title 1 Schools, $5 per student including College, $10 per chaperone
Chaperone Requirement: One supervising teacher (complementary ticket provided) per 10 students. Additional adult tickets must be requested and approved by Arizona Opera.



2021/2022 Season Student Night at the Opera Performances:


El Milagro del Recuerdo


Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 7 PM
Location: Herberger Theater Center
Rating: Appropriate for all ages
Language: Performed in Spanish with English Subtitles

A prequel to the sensational Mariachi Opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna that was presented by Arizona Opera as part of its 2014/2015 season, El Milagro del Recuerdo brings audiences back to where the story of Cruzar all began: Michoacan, Mexico. Set during Christmas, the opera lovingly explores the themes of traditions and familial bonds while its characters deal with life-changing decisions and dream of something more.





Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: High School and Up
Language: Performed in French with English Subtitles

The ultimate diva, the gypsy Carmen can ignite men's desires and fill their hearts with passion at a single glance. When Don Jose, a soldier fighting in the Spanish Civil War, gets caught in her web, jealousy rages and anarchy reigns supreme. The thrilling score by French composer Georges Bizet includes some of the most popular and recognizable music in all of opera, including The Habanera and The Toreador Song.



A Little Night Music


Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: Middle School and Up
Language: Performed in English with English Subtitles

Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music focuses on a deliciously tangled web of affairs, all rip with the possibility of new love and second chances. A comedy of manners with rapturous music, it is moving, witty, heartbreaking, and - most of all - a celebration of love. Amoung the songs in this groundbreaking theatrical piece is Send in the Clowns, one of the most recorded songs of all times. 

Arizona Opera's production of A Little Night Music will feature the internationally acclaimed
American soprano, Patricia Racette.



Così fan tutte


Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: Appropriate for all ages
Language: Performed in Italian with English Subtitles

Così tells the story of two sisters who are falsely led to believe that their fiances have been called to war. In truth, their lovers were only out to test their fidelity, so they return home - in disguise - to seek the truth.



IMPORTANT: To attend Student Night at the Opera, you are required to be a CURRENT student and MUST present a student ID (or communicated with me beforehand) when picking up your ticket if you are not traveling with a large school group. If you are not able to present your student ID when picking up your ticket at will-call you will not be allowed into the event. If you have questions, please contact Director of Education, Cassie Robel at

Important Information about Student Night at the Opera:

  • Safety Protocols will follow those established for Main Stage performances and will be announced soon.
  • All tickets will remain at will call (unless otherwise specified) and can be picked up at the box office at Symphony Hall beginning at 6 PM. 
  • Seating is general admission. Please note, the front center orchestra section is blocked off for this performance for production needs.
  • Bus parking for symphony hall performances is provided on 3rd street and Washington. You will receive a bus pass with specific instructions about a week before the performance. Police officers will be on site to assist with parking.
  • Car parking is available for a fee in the garages surrounding Symphony Hall. These garages include the Hyatt Regency garage, Chase garage (1st and Monroe), and the West garage (directly under Symphony Hall).
  • There is NO food or drink for sale during the performances.
  • There are NO pre-performance lectures at the performances. 


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