Below we have put together our own press release from items in the email and elsewhere.
We spoke with Joe Specter for our podcast epsidoe 205 that will release on Monday January 21st. Be sure to check out what Arizona Opera has in store for the rest of this season as well as his (and ours) excitement over the new season. There is also a very special announcement at the end of the podcast so, tune in.
Arizona Opera 2019 / 2020 Season
“The 2019/20 Season has been created with great care in the spirit of Arizona Opera’s ongoing commitment to captivate audiences both familiar and new to opera, and to serve our state as fully as possible with this remarkable and powerful art form.” Joe Specter, President and General Director, Arizona Opera.
Daron Hagen, Composer / Paul Muldoon, Librettist
Phoenix: September 27 – 29, 2019 / Tucson: October 5 & 6, 2019
World Premiere of the Taliesin West Version
From 1903 to 1914, the early life of visionary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was anything but conventional.
Gregory Spears, Composer / Greg Pierce, Librettist
Phoenix: November 8 – 10, 2019 / Tucson: November 16 & 17, 2019
A chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate and a handsome US State Department official draws the pair into a maelstrom of passion and deceit during the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare.
Giacomo Puccini, Composer / Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa, Librettists
Phoenix: January 24 – 26, 2020 / Tucson: February 1 & 2, 2020
The passion and struggle of Rodolfo, Mimì, and their fellow bohemians come to life in Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, one of opera’s most popular and engaging stories.
Riders of the Purple Sage
Craig Bohmler, Composer / Steven Mark Kohn, Librettist
Phoenix: February 28 & 29, March 1, 2020 / Tucson: March 7 & 8, 2020
Making its hugely-anticipated return, Riders of the Purple Sage 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.
Ariadne auf Naxos / comedy becomes divine
Richard Strauss, Composer / Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Librettist
Phoenix: April 3 – 5, 2020 / Tucson: April 11 & 12, 2020
Full of delight and comedic misadventures, Ariadne auf Naxos delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of humor and exceptionally beautiful music, bringing surprise and delight at every possible turn.
Season Tickets Available
Shining Brow and Fellow Travelers
THE MAIN STAGE SERIES
La Bohème, Riders of the Purple Sage, andAriadne auf Naxos
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