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Student Previews

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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.
 

   

 

2022/2023 Season Student Preview Performances:

 

The Falling and the Rising

The Falling and the Rising

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: Herberger Theater Center
Rating: PG-13
Language: Performed in English with English supertitles
Length: 90 minutes

The Falling and the Rising is an operatic story of service and sacrifice, which traces the inner journey of a soldier who enters a coma after she suffers a roadside attack. As the soldier moves through her unconscious dreamscape, the audience will serve as both companion and witness, sharing powerful encounters with fellow service members along the way.

   

 


 

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: Herberger Theater Center
Rating: PG
Language: Performed in German with English supertitles
Length: 2 hours and 36 minutes

Arizona Opera is delighted to at last present this Strauss masterpiece, which comes to the stage after its planned performances in Spring 2020, which were delayed due to the pandemic. Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera within an opera - a satirical farce that combines sublime music with hilarious antics.

   

 


 

Tosca

Tosca

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: PG-13 (for sensitive material, including violence and death)
Language: Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Length: 3 hours

A political thriller, set in Rome in June 1800, Tosca tells a story of passionate, yet tender love, jealousy, betrayal, lust, and self-sacrifice. Tosca’s action takes place over a span of less than 24 hours during the Napoleonic wars and amidst great political unrest, making it one of the most dramatic thrill rides in opera.

   

 


 

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: PG
Language: Performed in English with English supertitles
Length: 3 hours

Fall in love all over again with this timeless classic! A wonderful opportunity to bring the entire family to Arizona Opera and experience familiar favorites and beloved characters. This treasured musical is based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, and set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938. The Sound of Music tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun.

   

 


 

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Time: 7 PM
Location: Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Rating: PG
Language: Performed in German with English supertitles
Length: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Mozart’s beloved classic, The Magic Flute, is a fairytale of darkness and light, which explores the journey in search of truth and reason, love and enlightenment.

As the action unfolds, Tamino, a prince lost in a foreign land, is pursued by a terrifying monster. He is rescued by three mysterious ladies, who kill the monster and give Tamino a picture of Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, with whom he falls instantly in love. They tell him that Pamina has been captured by the powerful and evil Sarastro, and Tamino vows to rescue her.

   

 


 

IMPORTANT: To attend a Student Preview, you are required to be a CURRENT student and MUST present a student ID 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.
No school ID? Before completing your reservation, indicate in the notes section why you cannot present an ID. Arizona Opera will verify your reservation and contact you if there are any issues.

Important Information about Student Previews 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).

 

Join the Education mailing list to stay up to date on all education programs, and to be notified when registrations open. Please reach out to chollerbach@azopera.org for more detailed information about each rating.