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Arizona Opera League of Tucson


Who We Are

Founded in 1973, the Arizona Opera League of Tucson is Arizona Opera’s original volunteer and support organization. Formed by six Tucson business women known as the “Opera Dames,” who started a tradition of supporting great opera in Arizona. The “Opera Dames” gathered tremendous support, and in 1978 the opera company expanded into Phoenix and officially changed its name to the Arizona Opera and the “Dames” reinvented themselves as the Arizona Opera League of Tucson.


How To Join

For more information, email us at or call 520.399.8232.

Membership Levels:

  • $50 – single membership
  • $70 – family membership

Additional donations accepted! All proceeds go toward support Arizona Opera.

Membership is payable by Credit Card or personal check, payable to:

Arizona Opera League of Tucson
6153 N Pascola Circle
Tucson, AZ 85718


Already support Arizona Opera at the $250+ level? You are an associate member of Valley Friends! Simply send us an email or give us a call to be added to our mailing list and join us for our next opera event!

For more in formation, email us at or call 520‐399‐8232.


What We Do

Serving the Tucson area from Oro Valley to Green Valley, Opera League members enjoy special events including gourmet dining and cocktail socials, to special concerts and themed fundraisers. This year we are excited to announce our continued management of the Shopera at the Opera, our pre-show and intermission gift shop that showcases crafts and jewelry from some of Tucson’s finest local artisans. Be sure to pay us a visit at Tucson Music Hall–all proceeds go to benefit the magic you see on stage!

Check out the special events we have planned this season!

Marion Roose Pullin Arizona OperaStudio Artists Concert & Reception
October 12, 2019

Holiday Luncheon
December 12, 2019

Green Valley Luncheon
February 22, 2020

Bravo Vino Wine Festival
March 28, 2020

Spring Cocktail Party (Annual Meeting)
April 26, 2020


Delightful, gourmet-dining experiences with an operatic flare. Click here to learn more about these unique and intimate opportunities to enjoy fine dining with opera enthusiasts. Be sure to sign up today, these diners fill up fast!

For more information regarding the league, email us at or call 520‐399‐8232


Tucson Board of Directors 

Patricia Coyne Johnson, President

Jean Cooper, First Vice President

Cheri Smith, Second Vice President

Laura Reilly, Secretary

Françoise Loubet, Treasurer

David Scoggins, Asst. Treasurer

Kay Markham, Corresponding Secretary

Ingrid Miller, Immediate Past President


The Arizona Opera League of Tucson would like to thank the following individuals for their support:

Merchants: Beth Friedman, J. Gilbert, A. K. Jensen Apparel, Arte de la Vida, Campbell Spa & Nail, Felisha's Hair Salon, Jane, Hamilton Fine Arts, La Contessa Boutique, Limited Additions, Pear Tree House, Savvy Lady–Carlisle, North Star Pest & Weed, Doncaster, Connie Luciano LMT,CCST, Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care

Food and Restaurants: Alfonso Olive Oil, Café a la C'Art, Café Poca Cosa, Reforma & Union Public House, Tavolino Ristorante, Tumacookery, Agustin Kitchen, Downtown Kitchen, Flying Leap Vineyard

Entertainment: SAACA, True Concord, Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Artists: Karen Clarke, Karen Manciu, Merlin Cohen

Donors: Anne Snodgrass, Jamie Hilton, Jean Cooper, Judy Howarth, Leslie Miller, Rosemarie Deppisch, Evie Stefenson Marquart, Willa Karp

Sponsors: Jeannette Segel, Lud and Rosemarie Deppisch