BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES
by Herbert Paine - October 1, 2018

As Arizona Opera continues its groundbreaking initiative to introduce audiences to new or under-presented but nevertheless worthy works, it has selected Astor Piazzolla's tango opera, MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES as its Season opener. Sensual, mysterious, and provocative, the work features stellar performances by Catalina Cuervo, Celeste Lanuza, and Luis Alejandro Orozco. Next stop after its run in Phoenix is the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson on October 6th and 7th.

Arizona Opera presents TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - October 31, 2017

Arizona Opera is proud to present the first Mainstage production of its 2017/18 Season, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the most exciting and dramatic operas of all time.

Arizona Opera Brings 1960's Cult Classic Film to the Stage
by A.A. Cristi - September 8, 2017

Join Hercules and Arizona Opera on an epic quest, fighting legions of supernatural monsters in the underworld with Hercules vs Vampires. Live, on-stage singers, orchestra and conductor synchronize a newly-composed score from Patrick Morganelli with the 1961 film Hercules in the Haunted World, a fine sword-and-sandal tribute to mythology. Hercules vs Vampires comes to Tucson's Fox Theatre (17 W. Congress St.) on Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m. and Phoenix's Symphony Hall (75 N. 2nd St.) on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m.

Arizona Opera To Receive One Million Dollars To Support Modern Masterpieces
by Molly Tracy - April 21, 2017

Following a successful 2016/17 Season that saw the company's first world premiere, Riders of the Purple Sage, Arizona Opera has received a $1 million commitment from longtime supporters Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard, of Payson, Arizona. 

Gorgeous Singing and Hilarious Hijinks Abound In Arizona Opera's Season Finale CINDERELLA
by Julie Musbach - March 8, 2017

Arizona Opera is pleased to present its 2016/2017 season finale, Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Composed by well-known Italian opera icon Gioachino Rossini of Barber of Seville fame, this production is sure to dazzle both opera regulars and newcomers. Cinderella is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

by Herbert Paine - March 6, 2017

How momentous it is that an opera as monumental and well-crafted as Craig Bohmler's RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE can now lay claim to a rightful place in the canon of works about the American West. In its World Premiere, as part of Arizona Opera's Arizona Bold Initiative, RIDERS is literally and figuratively blazing new trails, demonstrating the relevance and value of the age old genre in a dynamic and memorable production.

Arizona Opera Announces World Premiere of RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE, 2/25
by Christina Mancuso - January 24, 2017

After years of development, the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, a new opera based on Zane Grey's Western novel of the same name will be unveiled in Phoenix and Tucson.

AZ Opera to Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Tucson, Phoenix This Winter
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2016

Arizona Opera kicks off 2017 with Puccini's masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, in Tucson on January 28 at 7:30 pm and January 29 at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall at 260 S. Church and in Phoenix on February 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm and February 5 at 2:00 pm in Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix.

AZ Opera's Sapphire Celebration to Present Greatest Hits of Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2016

Arizona Opera opens its 2016/17 Season with a 45th Anniversary Celebration Concert.  Hosted by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, the full Arizona Opera orchestra, chorus, guest artists and the Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists will perform a sparkling concert of opera's most beloved repertoire. Audience members are encouraged to wear their brightest blue to join in this Sapphire-themed opening to the new Arizona Opera season.

Arizona Opera Set to Perform DON GIOVANNI in Phoenix and Tucson This Spring
by Louisa Brady - February 5, 2016

The man, the myth and the legend. Mozart's Don Giovanni comes to the Arizona Opera stage February 26-28 in Symphony Hall in Phoenix and March 5-6 in Tucson Music Hall. Don Giovanni is sung in Italian with English supertitles.