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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 send us an email to or 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


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 information send us an email to or call 602.218.7334


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.

Check out some of the special events we have planned this season!

Season Welcome Potluck
August 28, 2019

Art & Arias
October 14, 2019

Fellow Travelers Cast Party
November 10, 2019

Holiday Luncheon
December 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes–OperaTunity!
January 11, 2020

Spring Opera Party
March 3, 2020

Season Farewell Potluck
April 14, 2020


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 Night performance s, and help direct guests at the performance hall. See the inner workings of Arizona Opera and make new friends along the way!


Valley Friends 2019/20 Board of Directors

Kimberley Smith, President

Jeff Roames, Vice President

Gary Newman, Treasurer

Sharon Jackley, Secretary

Darrin Bergstad

Sermin Boysan

Nada Cooper

Myra Feldman

Jane Fennessey

Warren Harris

Donald Jackley

Martha Landon

Margaret Pogue

Robert Rogers

Diana Wilkinson

Drusilla Wylie


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