If you have not yet been to one of our previews, you will definitely want to explore this bite-sized operatic adventure! If you have, you know they are not to be missed. Talented student artists, top Tucson professionals, UA faculty, and local opera experts make these one-hour introductions the perfect way to whet your appetite for opera. Both locations, Brown Bag Opera at Grace-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Say Hello to Opera at Oro Valley Public Library, give a live musical experience in an intimate setting. And it’s the best priced ticket in town!
This season we will once again offer five previews; please see the full schedule. Our first, presented October 4 at 3:00 p.m. in OV and October 6 at noon in Tucson, is a new concept. Entitled “Tucson Opera Showcase,” it features three of the venues that help make Tucson a great opera town. Our tradition of previewing AZ Opera’s productions continues with the innovative Hercules vs Vampires. Don’t be afraid! It’s a real opera that has been staged in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, and we’ll tip you off about the unique format! The second opera venue in this preview is the University of Arizona’s Opera Theater. Student artists from the Opera Scenes class will be featured in this segment. And finally, the young Arizona Rose Opera Theater will be represented by two of their performing artists. Popular narrator Betty Allen will weave these three diverse groups into an appealing program for you.