Arizona Opera Announces its 2019/2020 Lineup

Arizona Opera has announced its lineup for the 2019/2020 Season, including new works, beloved classics, a second world premiere and more.

The company will return its McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series for the second season when it kicks off September 27 in Phoenix and October 5 in Tucson with Shining Brow. The Main Stage Series will follow when it begins on January 24 in Phoenix and February 1 in Tucson.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the public response to our inaugural McDougall RED Series, how it has captivated new audiences, and how it has brought new work to die-hard opera goers that are seeking new adventures,” said Joseph Specter, President and General Director. “We are also grateful for the talented artists eager to bring these powerful and impactful stories to life on our stage for the benefit of the Arizona communities we serve.”

Arizona Opera RED Series

Shining Brow: The world premiere of the “Taliesin West Version,” Shining Brow, will explore the tempestuous life of Frank Lloyd Wright in a new production created for the Arizona Opera.

Fellow Travelers: The company’s premiere of Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce’s acclaimed work, dive into a tale of forbidden love during the Lavender Scare of the 1950s.

Arizona Opera Main Stage Series

La Bohème: Puccini’s beloved classic returns with its dramatic story of a passionate love between an aspiring artist and a poet in 1830s Paris.

Riders of the Purple Sage: Back by popular demand, Riders of Purple Sage made its world premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017 as Arizona Opera’s first commission. Based on Zane Grey’s classic of the same name, it tells the story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict and adventure. Vivid Southwest scenes are brought to life by Arizona artist Ed Mell and the Opera’s 13,000-square-foot LED video wall.

Ariadne auf Naxos: Based on the Greek myth “Ariadne in exile,” this work is a comedy of errors revolving around a private dinner party and a wealthy patron who’s commissioned two pieces of entertainment to perform simultaneously.

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