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 2019-20 Season:

September 27 - September 29, 2019

Frank Lloyd Wright is well-known for his architecture, but what may not be well-known is his life story, his passions, his affairs, and his troubles. These are all brought to life in this new opera.

November 8 - November 10, 2019

Set during the McCarthy era when no one was really safe from the prying eyes of the government. A modern tale of control, and love that had to be hidden.

January 24 - January 26, 2020

A true opera classic by Puccini still tugs at the heart strings today. A love affair that ends in tragedy, between Mimi and Rudolfo, set in Paris in the 1830s.

February 28 - March 1, 2020

The classic novel by Zane Grey is brought to life in this opera that was commissioned in 2017 by Arizona Opera. Arizona artist Ed Mell's sets bring the Southwest vistas to life.

April 3 - April 5, 2020

A delightful evening of opera and comedy in this wonderful piece full of twists and turns. A comedy of errors full of keen humor and wit.

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

Contact Information:


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