Bellinis and Puccini… A music and champagne lovers happening – November 3

Marlene Diskin

If you enjoy music you’ll want to join Ranch residents Willa and Jim Karp at their home at 32289 S. Serval Drive on Thursday, November 3, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. to learn about our nationally recognized Arizona Opera Company. You’ll discover that in addition to wonderful performances the Company offers many programs in the community including performance related dinners and working with children to create their own operas. And everyone who attends will have a chance to win two tickets to one of this season’s performances. RSVP to Willa at 520-300-9450, [email protected].

Arizona Opera, now in its 45th season, produces fully-staged operas, concerts and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. Its 1971 inaugural season featured two performances, and by the 1976–1977 season Arizona Opera was performing complete seasons in both Tucson and Phoenix.

On stage Arizona Opera presents artists of both international stature and emerging talent, and each season balances debut artists and the return of favorite performers. Arizona’s musical talent is showcased in its acclaimed orchestra and chorus. The Arizona Opera Orchestra, established in 2000, consists of members of symphony orchestras from Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson as well as faculty from local universities, and the chorus is comprised of Phoenix and Tucson community members and students from local universities.

In addition to producing five grand operas each year in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona Opera offers in-school touring productions and numerous outreach events for children and adults of all ages.