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Tucson Seats-for-Students


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.


2023/2024 Season Student Preview Performances


The Barber of SevilleThe Barber of Seville

Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Linda Rondstat Music Hall
Rating: PG
Language: Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles and English dialogue
Length: approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes

Love, mistaken identity, and humor are woven throughout The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s comic opera masterpiece. The Barber of Seville is considered one of the greatest opera buffa of all time, maintaining its popularity for over two hundred years.

Count Almaviva falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Rosina, the young ward of a grumpy and elderly Bartolo who intends to marry her and claim her dowry. Dressed in disguise, Almaviva tries to earn Rosina’s affection for who he really is, rather than for his money and status. Almaviva assumes multiple identities including a poor student, a drunken soldier, and a singing tutor and priest. With the help of his companion Figaro, Almaviva stops at nothing as he pursues Rosina through a series of comical hijinks and bait-and-switch facades. Eventually revealing his true identity, he manages to win Rosina’s heart and the pair evade the disgruntled Bartolo, with love and laughter triumphing in the end.



Roméo & JulietteRoméo & Juliette

Music by Charles Gounod, Libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Linda Rondstat Music Hall
Rating: PG-13 (for sensitive material, including violence and death)
Language: Performed in French with English and Spanish supertitles and English dialogue
Length: approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes

Gounod's romantic and rapturous music sets the stage for this tale of star-crossed lovers, based on Shakespeare’s play about the feuding Montague and Capulet families in Verona.

Roméo Montague and his friend Mercutio don masks to sneak into the Capulet’s ball, where Juliette Capulet has been presented to the party guests. Roméo falls instantly in love with Juliette, who fervently loves him back despite being pledged to marry Count Parîs. Juliette’s cousin Tybalt recognizes Roméo as he shares a tender moment with Juliette, but is prevented from attacking as Roméo and his friends flee.

Roméo and Juliette affirm their forever love in the iconic balcony scene. Outside the Capulet palace, Roméo breaks up a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, asking him to forgive the feud between families. With nothing but scorn, Tybalt kills Mercutio and Roméo stabs Tybalt. Knowing their families will never get along, Roméo and Juliette plan to fake their deaths in a desperate attempt to be together, culminating in an ending for these lovers that is as tragic as it is heartbreakingly beautiful.



Don GiovanniDon Giovanni

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Linda Rondstat Music Hall
Rating: PG-13 (for sensitive material, including violence and death)
Language: Performed in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles and English dialogue
Length: approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes

Mozart’s Don Giovanni, regarded by many as one of the greatest operas of all time, tells the centuries-old story of the libertine Don Juan.

Don Giovanni tries to seduce Donna Anna, which goes awry and he ends up killing her father, the Commendatore, unbeknownst to her. Donna Anna asks her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father’s death. The opera follows Don Giovanni’s salacious escapades, aided and abetted by his servant Leporello. Giovanni makes his rounds seducing and duping numerous characters, bragging along the way and escaping accountability by obscuring his identity. In a cemetery, Giovanni meets the Commendatore’s statue, who forebodingly warns him that he will laugh no longer. When offered the chance to change his ways, will Don Giovanni repent?



IMPORTANT: To attend a Tucson Seats-for-Students performance, 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 Tucson Seats-for-Students:

  • All tickets will remain at will call (unless otherwise specified) and can be picked up at the box office at The Linda Rondstat Music Hall beginning at 6 PM. 

The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall Safety Information: 

The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall has enhanced venue environmental, health and safety protocols to include the type of bag guests are allowed to bring into these facilities. Clear Bags no larger than 14″ x 16″ or a Clutch Bag no larger than 8″ x 5″. Large bags, briefcases, backpacks, luggage and convertible backpack purses are strictly prohibited. Guests entering any facility in the Tucson Convention Center are subject to search at the discretion of management. Tucson Convention Center does not provide storage for any confiscated baggage.
Security checks will include walking through metal detectors, handheld wand detectors, bag checks and pat downs may take place at the entrances of the facility prior to most shows.
The Tucson Convention Center recommends that patrons plan to arrive earlier than normal to allow for this enhanced security process. Tucson Convention Center reserves the right to refuse items which may cause a danger or disruption to an event or other guest. This may include water bottles. Any guest who declines to be searched or is in possession of a prohibited item may be denied entry or ejected from the facility.

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