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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended many of Phoenix Opera's performances and have been overwhelmed by the caliber of their productions. It is wonderful to have a local opera company with such impressive talent. From the sets to the singers, it is a joy to attend their stunning performances. Kudos to Phoenix Opera for bringing exceptional quality to Arizona.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been an Opera lover since I first heard Opera as a child in NYC. Every Saturday I listened to the Metropolitan Opera on the radio. As a teen ager , I attended the Metropolitan Opera at the old opera house in NYC. I heard World Class singers.
As an adult, I have attended Operas in many cities in the USA including both Opera companies in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Opera does most outstanding productions. The casts are not only outstanding singers but also outstanding actors. It is the TRADITIONAL Opera that I have always loved and been most comfortable. They don't shoot Carmen.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our very first attendance to any opera was to see Madame Butterfly, performed by the Phoenix Opera. It was an outstanding performance by world-class accomplished artists. The chorus, the set, the orchestra...everything about it drew us into a different world, and we loved it.

What we didn't expect, to great delight upon discovering it, was the simultaneous translation from Italian to English on a first-class digital screen posed above the stage. That feature eliminates the frustration of hearing spectacular music, but not understanding the story line.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phoenix Opera performances have been some of the finest I have ever attended -- and I have seen many throughout the United States. It is comforting to know that they adhere to the original intent of the composer. I never have to wonder what "interpretation" will greet me in the way of staging: no shock value here. Just a devotion to the music. The singers are always top-flight and the sets are beautiful. The Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix is the perfect spot for their performances as well -- it, too, adds to the ambience of the entire evening. My only complaint is that Phoenix Opera should have more productions every year. The two they do create annually are well worth the ticket price!