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Our upcoming events are listed below:


Fellow Travelers
2019-20 Phoenix
Fellow Travelers

During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers,, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.

Fri 11/8/19 7:30PM Herberger Theater Fellow Travelers
Sat 11/9/19 7:30PM Herberger Theater Fellow Travelers
Sun 11/10/19 2:00PM Herberger Theater Fellow Travelers


Fellow Travelers
2019-20 Tucson
Fellow Travelers

During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.

Sat 11/16/19 7:30PM Temple of Music and Art Fellow Travelers
Sun 11/17/19 2:00PM Temple of Music and Art Fellow Travelers


La Bohème
2019-20 Phoenix
La Bohème

To be an aspiring artist in 1830s Paris was to be poor—but happy. When Mimì enters the poet Rodolfo’s apartment in search of a flame to light her candle, the pair ignite a romance that burns brilliantly through the ages. The passion and struggle of Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, one of opera’s most popular and engaging stories. La Bohème will thrill you with its sweeping melodies and its dramatic love story.

Fri 1/24/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall La Bohème
Sat 1/25/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall La Bohème
Sun 1/26/20 2:00PM Symphony Hall La Bohème


Matthew Polenzani Recital
2019-20 Tucson
Matthew Polenzani Recital

With accompaniment by Christopher Cano


American Tenor Matthew Polenzani, will perform Friday January 21, 2020 as part of the Tucson Desert Song Festival Concert Series, with accompaniment by Christopher Cano, Head of Music for Arizona Opera. Considered one of the most gifted and distinguished lyric tenors of his generation, Polenzani will perform select arias from pieces designed to showcase his world-class talent. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness renown vocal talent, only taking place in Tucson.

Fri 1/31/20 7:00PM General Admission Matthew Polenzani Recital


La Bohème
2019-20 Tucson
La Bohème

To be an aspiring artist in 1830s Paris was to be poor—but happy. When Mimì enters the poet Rodolfo’s apartment in search of a flame to light her candle, the pair ignite a romance that burns brilliantly through the ages. The passion and struggle of Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, one of opera’s most popular and engaging stories. La Bohème will thrill you with its sweeping melodies and its dramatic love story.

Sat 2/1/20 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall La Bohème
Sun 2/2/20 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall La Bohème


Riders of the Purple Sage
2019-20 Phoenix
Riders of the Purple Sage

Arizona Opera’s first commission, which made its world-premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017, is making its hugely-anticipated return. Riders of the Purple Sage, an adaptation of Zane Grey’s classic of the same name, tells a powerful story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict and adventure across breathtaking Southwest vistas that are brought magnificently to life by world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

Fri 2/28/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sat 2/29/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sun 3/1/20 2:00PM Symphony Hall Riders of the Purple Sage


Riders of the Purple Sage
2019-20 Tucson
Riders of the Purple Sage

Arizona Opera’s first commission, which made its world-premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017, is making its hugely-anticipated return. Riders of the Purple Sage, an adaptation of Zane Grey’s classic of the same name, tells a powerful story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict and adventure across breathtaking Southwest vistas that are brought magnificently to life by world-renowned Arizona artist, Ed Mell.

Sat 3/7/20 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Riders of the Purple Sage
Sun 3/8/20 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Riders of the Purple Sage


Ariadne auf Naxos
2019-20 Phoenix
Ariadne auf Naxos

Comedy becomes divine

A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously! The result is a delightful comedy of errors, as Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn.

Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Ariadne auf Naxos
Sat 4/4/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Ariadne auf Naxos
Sun 4/5/20 2:00PM Symphony Hall Ariadne auf Naxos


Ariadne auf Naxos
2019-20 Tucson
Ariadne auf Naxos

Comedy becomes divine

A wealthy patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously! The result is a delightful comedy of errors, as Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn.

Sat 4/11/20 7:30PM Tucson Music Hall Ariadne auf Naxos
Sun 4/12/20 2:00PM Tucson Music Hall Ariadne auf Naxos


Scenes in the Wittcoff
2019-20 Phoenix
Scenes in the Wittcoff

Join the artists of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio for an evening of beloved opera scenes from some of the greatest scenes of the operatic repertoire. In residence all season, our talented Studio Artists perform on both our Main Stage and throughout Arizona, while receiving well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level.

Fri 4/24/20 7:30PM AZO Black Box Scenes in the Wittcoff


Arizona Opera Studio in Concert

Join the artists of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio for a performance of beloved opera scenes from some of the greatest scenes of the operatic repertoire. In residence all season, our talented Studio Artists perform on both our Main Stage and throughout Arizona, while receiving well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level.

Sun 4/26/20 2:00PM General Admission Arizona Opera Studio in Concert