The Opera Guild’s first preview of the season, covering the Arizona Opera Company’s production of The Falling and the Rising and the UA Opera Theater’s current offering, The Marriage of Figaro, was an artistic success. However, the attendance was much less than we had hoped. To make sure you don’t miss any of the forthcoming previews, all the details are below, as well as on the enclosed bookmark. The previews are held at two locations on different days and times, and under different names.
Say Hello to Opera
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Friendship Hall, 7650 N Paseo del Norte, Tucson; Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm
- December 1, 2022: Ariadne auf Naxos
- January 19, 2023: Tosca
- March 2, 2023: The Sound of Music
- March 30, 2023: The Magic Flute
Brown Bag Opera
Grace–St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street, Tucson; Fridays 12:00 to 1:00 pm
(Bring your lunch; dessert and coffee are provided)
- December 2, 2022: Ariadne auf Naxos
- January 20, 2023: Tosca
- March 3, 2023: The Sound of Music
- March 31, 2023: The Magic Flute
Based on the students’ performances last month, we anticipate nothing less than the highest quality and truly enjoyable entertainment. It makes us all feel very good to know that, while we are enjoying the lively discussions and singing, we are also providing the students much-needed opportunities to perform for a live audience and to earn financial rewards. Supporting the students has been a key mission of the Guild since our founding in 1958.
Besides joining us at the previews, you can help us support opera education by renewing your Opera Guild membership. You can use the enclosed membership form, or renew on line at azogsa.org. If you have already renewed, you have our sincere thanks.
We look forward to seeing you at the previews, and bring your friends!
Rosie P. García, President
Dear Opera Aficionados,
Welcome back to an exciting and new opera season! I would like to express my appreciation for your continued support of OGSA events. For the 2022-23 season our previews of Arizona Opera performances will be held in two places, as usual: Brown Bag Opera! at Grace-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and, for our friends in the northern suburbs, Say Hello to Opera! at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. We are determined that Quest for the Best will also take place. However, given the ongoing uncertainties, plans may have to change; we will keep you informed of what is in progress.
We have some new and exciting events for this year! On Friday, September 23, we are hosting a Meet & Greet Social at Grace–St. Paul’s. You and your friend will be our guests at this fun and enjoyable event. Plan for some surprises! Your invitation, with all the details, is shown below. Please be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
Bookmarks giving the dates and times of our popular opera previews will be available at the Meet & Greet Social.
Another planned event is an OGSA Holiday Brunch! We hope you will join us for this special event! Stay tuned to our website (and a postcard around Christmas time) for more details.
With your continued support OGSA will be here for years to come, bringing beautiful music to the community and assisting student singers.
See you at the OGSA events and keep a song in your heart!
Rosie P. García