Arizona Opera’s 2022-23 season will include five productions in Phoenix and Tucson


PHOENIX — Arizona Opera announced its 2022-23 season Monday, with five theatrical productions in Phoenix and Tucson.

Subscriptions go on sale starting February 23 for current subscribers before opening to new subscribers on April 18, according to a press release.

The season begins with two McDougall RED series productions taking place at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix and the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson.

The first production is “The Falling and the Rising,” which will run Oct. 14-16 in Phoenix and Oct. 22-23 in Tucson.

Richard Strauss’ masterpiece “Ariadne auf Naxos” will follow December 2-4 in Phoenix and December 10-11 in Tucson.

The main stage series then kicks off with productions taking place at Symphony Hall in Phoenix and Tucson Music Hall.

The beloved classic “Tosca” runs Jan. 20-22 in Phoenix and Jan. 28-29 in Tucson.

The musical based on singers from the Trapp family takes the stage with “The Sound of Music” in Phoenix March 3-5 and in Tucson March 11-12.

Arizona Opera‘s productions for the 2022-23 season conclude with Mozart’s classic “The Magic Flute” April 7-9 in Phoenix and April 15-16 in Tucson.

In addition to the five productions, Arizona Opera said it will offer a wide range of programs this season.

This includes the return of in-person music education programs and newly developed community programs.

There will also be in-person and virtual community engagement events, such as pre- and post-show lecture series, lunchtime recitals and public design classes.

“Arizona Opera has continually evolved over the past two years through the pandemic, and as we continue to navigate the trials of this chapter, we recognize that the world needs the art more than ever,” said Joseph. Specter, president and general manager of the Arizona Opera. said in the press release.

“Arizona Opera is thrilled to deliver a 2022-23 season that will serve Arizona with a dynamic mix of programming designed for our entire community, both on and off stage.”

It was also announced that Arizona Opera’s third world premiere will be “Frankenstein,” according to the release, with the story being told from the creature’s perspective and focusing on the horror of alienation.

The production will premiere on stage during the 2023-24 season, the statement said, with people able to follow the progress in line.

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