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Valley Friends of Arizona Opera

Who We Are

Founded in 2011, Valley Friends is an organization that supports Arizona Opera through fundraising events and volunteer work. Valley Friends has an elected Board of Directors that manages activities serving Phoenix and the surrounding cities.

Membership to the league offers unique access to both league parties and Arizona Opera events throughout each season, offering the opportunity to hear professional opera singers in an intimate setting and to enjoy the company of fellow opera lovers.


How to Join

For more information call 602.218.7334.

Membership Levels:

  • $50 – single membership
  • $75 – couples membership

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

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

Valley Friends of Arizona Opera
1636 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



What We Do

Valley Friends provides events that give a personal opera experience to all of our members. We recognize that people vary in the types of opera events they enjoy and are able to attend, so we strive to provide many different experiences – “something for everyone” is our motto.

Your membership supports Arizona Opera while having fun! Valley Friends has many hosted seasonal events, in addition to Valley Friends’ exclusive events, members can also look forward to receiving special invitations to Arizona Opera events, including masterclasses, rehearsal experiences, private recitals by main stage opera singers, and backstage tours.



In addition to fundraising and fabulous events, Valley Friends are also volunteers for many Arizona Opera events and performances including welcoming school children as they arrive for Student Preview performances, and help direct guests at the performance hall. See the inner workings of Arizona Opera and make new friends along the way!


Valley Friends Board of Directors

Kimberley Smith, President
Jeff Roames, Vice President
Gary Newman, Treasurer
Sharon Jackley, Secretary
Darrin Bergstad
Sermin Boysan
Myra Feldman
Jane Fennessey
Donald Jackley
Martha Landon
Robert Rogers
Diana Wilkinson
Jeanne Winograd