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Phoenix Metropolitan Opera

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  • EIN 20-4517566
  • 866-OPERA4U
  • 3120 W Carefree Hwy Ste 106 Phoenix AZ 85086 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Opera

Mission: The Phoenix Opera has been established to perpetuate the performance of professional opera in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Founded by John Massaro and Gail Dubinbaum, the success of Phoenix Ooera will stem from presenting a consistent artistic vision: the promotion and performance of traditional operatic productions, drawn from a repertoire of popular works from the late 18th through early 20th centuries that continue to delight audiences throughout the world. Phoenix Opera's success will also stem from a strong business model with an absolute commitment to fiscal responsibility, exceptional marketing, effective fund raising, innovative educational outreach activities and the cultivation of new audiences throughout the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Results: This is our fifth full season

Target demographics: All ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17500

Programs: Year-round events that partner Phoenix Opera with several for profit and not for profit organizations.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I sang in the chorus of the Phoenix Opera for 3 operas. The rehearsals were well-run; the singers and staff treated with the utmost kindness and respect. When it was time for costume fittings and final rehearsal, at a time when tensions are high and tempers flare, EVERYONE continued to be professional, kind and courteous. It was a joy and a privilege to be affiliated with the Phoenix Opera.


Rating: 5

We are lucky to have the Phoenix Opera here. The operas are beautifully staged and the music wonderful. The Phoenix Opera is far more than its performances. There are concerts all over the Valley that are fairly priced so that anyone wanting to get to know us may attend. Our creative
directors, Gail Dubenbaum and John Massaro are very accessible to all.
So are the board members and every volunteer and the artists when they are in town. It is hard to be a start up arts organization and this one is worth keeping.