THEATER IN PHOENIX

Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera Production

About Arizona Opera:

Arizona Opera is one of the few opera companies that operates out of two cities, both Phoenix and Tucson. The Arizona Opera company started out in 1971 as the Tucson Opera Company. It was not long however before the company expanded its performances to include the city of Phoenix, and also from three to five productions per year. Also included in its seasonal offerings of classic and new opera are several recital performances. Each opera is performed five times, three times in Phoenix at the Phoenix Symphony Hall and twice in Tucson at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall.

The performers are a combination of local and international talent. The orchestra combines talented musicians from three Arizona cities including Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff. The chorus is made up of community members and university students, who all have a passion for opera. Principal singers are drawn from both new talent and past favorites.

Arizona Opera is also active doing community outreach and is active bringing opera to students and schools with its OperaTunity Tours, and special student nights and programs. That's not all. There's also a once a month free lunch recital, pre-performance lectures and post-performance talk backs. Their lecture series helps to bring each opera to life with a detailed look at and information about each production.

Upcoming Shows 2018-19 Season:

LA TRAVIATA
January 25 - January 27, 2019

This classic opera was written by Verdi and is a favorite of many. Party girl Violetta falls in love and decides it is time for a change of pace, but love is not always straighforward.

SILENT NIGHT
March 1 - March 3, 2019

This modern work shares the story of Christmas Eve 1914, when the war took a break and the trenches saw peace for one special night. A modern masterwork Pulitzer Prize winning opera.

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
April 5 - April 7, 2019

Figaro is about to get married... or is he? Mozart's timeless classic tale of love, jealousy and desire. A witty tale and a fanciful romp.

For a full list of shows, visit the Arizona Opera website.

Contact Information:

Website:

www.azopera.org

Box Office Phone: 

Phoenix: (602) 266-7464 / Tucson: (520) 293-4336

Administrative Address: 

1636 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Venue, Symphony Hall: 

75 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ

Tucson Venue, Tucson Music Hall: 

260 S. Church Ave., Tucson AZ