Arizona Opera is thrilled to announce the lineup for its 2024/25 Season. 

The season will feature classic productions filled with star-crossed lovers and forbidden romance; the Company Premiere of a new adventure opera perfect for all ages; a new “Beyond Downtown” program to bring opera to broader Arizona audiences; and an expanded recital series featuring one of opera’s brightest stars, all to be presented in both the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas.

The 2024/25 Season will kick off this fall with Arizona Opera’s new “Beyond Downtown” program. A new offering in Arizona Opera’s McDougall RED Series featuring a unique coast-to-coast partnership, “Beyond Downtown” will present live opera performances in communities throughout Arizona, moving beyond the walls of the theater, beginning in fall 2024 and continuing into spring 2025.

The season’s in-theater productions will start in January and continue through the year at Symphony Hall in Phoenix and The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall in Tucson, leading off with Puccini’s beloved classic La Bohème. 

The Main Stage Series continues with Verdi’s immortal masterpiece Aida in April, and extends into the fall with the daring and family-friendly Zorro in September/October, presented as part of the McDougall RED Series. The new season reflects Arizona Opera’s ongoing dedication to both new works and classics from the canon, as well as an expanded effort to reach beyond the boundaries of the concert hall to connect more fully with our community. 

This departure from the traditional “fall-to-spring” in-theater production schedule also demonstrates Arizona Opera’s resilience and adaptability in navigating the challenges faced by many performing arts organizations, while maintaining the programming vibrancy that makes an Arizona Opera season so special. 

“We are grateful to present another diverse and captivating lineup for our 2024/25 Season,” said Joseph Specter, President and General Director of Arizona Opera. “Each production and program offers something unique and compelling, from the timeless romance of La Bohème, to the epic drama of Aida, to the thrilling adventure of Zorro. The season begins with an exciting new partnership that extends our reach beyond the theater, and features a significant expansion of our annual recital series. We’re eager to share these unforgettable experiences with the people of Arizona.”

Season tickets for the 2024/25 Season in-theatre productions are now available for renewal for current subscribers, with sales opening up for new subscribers on August 1. Becoming a Season Ticket Holder offers patrons the chance to secure their seats ahead of the general public at a price of up to 20% below single ticket prices, in addition to complimentary ticket exchanges and other benefits.

Single tickets, including tickets for Stephen Costello in Recital, will go on sale October 1, 2024. Specific dates, performers, locations, and ticket information for “Beyond Downtown” performances will be announced later this spring.

More information can be found on Arizona Opera’s website at or by contacting the Box Office at 602-266-7464 or at [email protected]

Arizona Opera is committed to bringing world-class opera to audiences across our state, and the 2024/25 Season promises to be a celebration of artistry, passion, and storytelling. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of opera with Arizona Opera.


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