Arizona Opera - Phoenix
25 March 2017

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Riders of the Purple Sage

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 4

An important new work
8 Mar 17 / Opera Today
Arizona Opera's Riders of the Purple Sage is epic
7 Mar 17 / Broadway World
Arizona Opera goes to Hollywood in action-packed 'Riders of the Purple Sage'
28 Feb 17 / Arizona Republic
Arizona Opera took that challenge with "Riders of the Purple Sage" — and it paid off
27 Feb 17 / Arizona Daily Star
Madama Butterfly

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A relevant Madama Butterfly
9 Feb 17 / Opera Today
Arizona Opera's ‘Madama Butterfly’ confronts thorny issues of whitewashing, representation
1 Feb 17 / Arizona Republic
'Butterfly" takeaways: Boos, cheers and no where to park
30 Jan 17 / Arizona Daily Star
Rusalka

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Conductor Steven White presented Dvořák’s music in all its liquid, translucent beauty
28 Nov 16 / Opera Today
Voices, visuals shine in Arizona Opera's 'Rusalka'
13 Nov 16 / Arizona Republic
Falstaff

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Falstaff makes a big splash in Phoenix
10 Apr 16 / Opera Today
Soaring sopranos and fat jokes make 'Falstaff' a very merry season finale for Arizona Opera
3 Apr 16 / Arizona Republic
Don Giovanni

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arizona Opera presents young singers in memorable Don Giovanni
15 Mar 16 / Opera Today
Carmen

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Arizona Opera presents an interesting Carmen
22 Feb 16 / Opera Today
Arizona Opera's production of "Carmen" sexy and real
3 Feb 16 / The Daily Wildcat
Florencia en el Amazonas

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

It was a treat to see this lush, green opera in desert-dry Arizona!
1 Dec 15 / Opera Today
'Florencia en el Amazonas' lives up to 'magical' billing
14 Nov 15 / Arizona Republic
Arizona Lady

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Arizona opera promises bold, but Arizona Lady is a bore
20 Oct 15 / Phoenix New Times
Arizona Opera premieres Kálmán’s Arizona Lady
20 Oct 15 / Opera Today
'Arizona Lady' tries too hard
18 Oct 15 / Arizona Republic
Arizona Opera's 'Arizona Lady' doesn't take itself seriously
11 Oct 15 / Arizona Daily Star
La fille du régiment

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Feel free to laugh at Arizona Opera's 'Daughter'
20 Apr 15 / Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Opera ends season in fine style
14 Apr 15 / Opera Today
Die Zauberflöte

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Arizona Opera presents Magritte style Magic Flute
20 Mar 15 / Opera Today
Voices trump clever staging in 'Magic Flute'
1 Mar 15 / Arizona Republic
Eugene Onegin

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Cast delivers a nuanced 'Onegin'
8 Feb 15 / Arizona Republic
Arizona Opera presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
6 Feb 15 / Opera Today
Corinne Winters is simply a rock star
2 Feb 15 / Arizona Daily Star
Rigoletto

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Arizona Opera's Rigoletto is grand and gripping
19 Nov 14 / Broadway World
Ridiculous, glorious
16 Nov 14 / Arizona Republic
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A crowd-pleasing exercise in pop opera
15 Oct 14 / Broadway World
A musical style that resonates with the Mexican culture
12 Oct 14 / Arizona Daily Star
Mariachi opera 'Cruzar' soars joyfully
12 Oct 14 / Arizona Republic
Don Pasquale

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Performances are excellent across the board
27 Apr 14 / Arizona Republic
La Traviata

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Soprano rises to occasion as ‘fallen woman’ in ‘Traviata’
3 Mar 14 / Arizona Republic
La bohème

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Winters and Borichevsky, not surprisingly, struck a convincing pose as lovers
2 Feb 14 / Arizona Daily Star
Der Fliegende Holländer

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

This Dutchman flies
18 Nov 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
HMS Pinafore

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

H.M.S. Pinafore anchors in Phoenix
14 Oct 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Le nozze di Figaro

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

‘Marriage of Figaro’ ends opera season
22 Apr 13 / Green Valley News & Sun
So much fun you didn’t want it to end
14 Apr 13 / Arizona Daily Star
Il Trovatore

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sense and sensitivity
5 Mar 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Tosca

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arizona Opera’s ‘Tosca’ emotionally satisfying
14 Feb 13 / Green Valley News & Sun
Roméo et Juliette

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Roméo and Juliette fail to convince
20 Nov 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
'Roméo et Juliette' without the love connection
12 Nov 12 / Arizona Daily Star
Lucia di Lammermoor

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Arizona Opera opener hits the right notes
31 Oct 12 / Green Valley News & Sun
Classic and stylish
16 Oct 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Orfeo ed Euridice

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arizona Opera ends season with a first
25 Apr 12 / Arizona Daily Star
Aida

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Arizona Opera delivered a strong performance
20 Mar 12 / Opera Today
AZ Opera's 'Aida' at Symphony Hall in Phoenix really sings
13 Mar 12 / Arizona Republic
Madama Butterfly

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Opera's "Butterfly" restrained
14 Feb 12 / Green Valley News & Sun
Much ado about something
29 Jan 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Faust

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Opera scores huge hit with 'Faust'
3 Dec 11 / Green Valley News & Sun
'Faust' superb in all artistic aspects
15 Nov 11 / Arizona Republic
Mixed feelings
14 Nov 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Pagliacci

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci' fail emotions test
13 Oct 11 / Arizona Republic
A 'safe' opening to opera season
7 Oct 11 / Green Valley News & Sun
Arizona Opera opener sizzles with sex appeal
3 Oct 11 / Arizona Daily Star
Cavalleria Rusticana

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci' fail emotions test
13 Oct 11 / Arizona Republic
A 'safe' opening to opera season
7 Oct 11 / Green Valley News & Sun
Arizona Opera opener sizzles with sex appeal
3 Oct 11 / Arizona Daily Star
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Mozart comedy closes Arizona Opera season
25 Apr 11 / Green Valley News & Sun
Many firsts as Arizona Opera does 'Abduction'
15 Apr 11 / Arizona Daily Star
'Abduction From the Seraglio' well-sung opera
13 Apr 11 / Arizona Republic
Turandot

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Another ‘Turandot?' And why not?
8 Feb 11 / Green Valley News & Sun
Opulent
22 Jan 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Carmen

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Not flawless but makes the grade
22 Nov 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
So much fell short in Arizona Opera’s ‘Carmen’
18 Nov 10 / Green Valley News & Sun
The Pirates of Penzance

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A bright and breezy production
24 Oct 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
Doing the splits, cartwheels with 'The Pirates of Penzance'
18 Oct 10 / Arizona Daily Star
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 4

"Barber" ends Arizona Opera season with laughs
3 May 10 / Arizona Daily Star
Passes, but without honors
28 Apr 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
'Barber' was a cut above
27 Apr 10 / Arizona Republic
Passes, but without honnors
25 Apr 10 / ConcertoNet (English)
La bohème

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

'La Boheme' breaks 11-year streak for Arizona Opera
16 Feb 10 / Arizona Daily Star
It’s standing room only at Arizona Opera’s ‘La Boheme’
16 Feb 10 / Green Valley News & Sun
Soprano leads Arizona Opera 'Boheme'
16 Feb 10 / Arizona Republic
Salome

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Arizona Opera's Salome goes all out
24 Nov 09 / Arizona Republic
Risky, risque ‘Salome’ is everything you’d expect
19 Nov 09 / Green Valley News & Sun
Arizona Opera's 'Salome' gets down and dirty
15 Nov 09 / Arizona Republic
Così fan tutte

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A fine rendition
27 Oct 09 / Music & Vision
Opera season opens with spare ‘Cosi fan tutte’
23 Oct 09 / Green Valley News & Sun
Tosca

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A season-ending love letter to Floria Tosca
11 Apr 09 / Green Valley News & Sun
AZ Opera delivers old-school 'Tosca'
31 Mar 09 / Arizona Republic
Don Giovanni

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Truly elegant
17 Mar 09 / Music & Vision
Shift of power in latest 'Giovanni'
3 Mar 09 / Arizona Republic
L'elisir d'amore

Arizona Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A musical gem
3 Feb 09 / Music & Vision
Arizona Opera serves up a satisfying dose of 'Elixir'
1 Feb 09 / Green Valley News & Sun
Arizona Opera mixes perfect brew with 'Elixir'
24 Jan 09 / Arizona Republic
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Rossini
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Bernstein
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Rossini
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News & Articles

Arizona Opera announces 2017-18 season
The new season includes four main stage productions, including Puccini's beloved Tosca; the company premiere of Bernstein's Candide, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
14 Jan 2017 / Broadway World
Arizona Opera names Austin’s Joseph Specter as general director
When Arizona Opera general director Ryan Taylor announced he would be leaving in May, the company immediately started looking for a new leader in very much the same mold.
29 Apr 2016 / Arizona Republic
Arizona Opera's 2015-16 season thinks locally
It ain't over until the fat man sings.
27 Jan 2015 / Arizona Republic
AZ Opera meets $1M challenge, erases debt
Arizona Opera raised $500,000 in donations since May 1, matching a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor as part of its second Million Dollar May blitz campaign.
2 Jul 2014 / Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Opera's fortunes change a million ways
A little more than halfway through a fundraising campaign to match a $500,000 challenge grant, Arizona Opera is 70 percent of the way to its goal.
5 Jun 2014 / Arizona Republic