University of Arizona

Opera Theater

For over twenty years our mission has been to raise the quality and awareness of opera in the local Tucson and surrounding borderland area and throughout the state of Arizona.

The Opera Theater program promotes opera as a living and essential art form; opera provokes, thrills and transforms human lives through its unique combination of music and storytelling.

The Opera Theater program is committed to diverse programming including production of new and contemporary works; works in English and in Spanish; standard repertory; and the essential re-imagining of operatic works for the stage.

The Opera Theater program encourages the development of young opera artists as well as cultivating opera enthusiasts of the future.  The Opera Theater program builds community to ensure the success of our students, as they become opera practitioners, teachers and leaders of the future.

Faculty

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Cynthia S Stokes

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Applied Intercultural Arts Research - GIDP
Endowed Chair, Amelia T Rieman

cynthiastokes@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 229
520-626-0322

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Thomas Cockrell

Professor, Music
Director, Orchestral Activities
Endowed Chair, Nelson Riddle-Music

cockrell@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 153
520-621-7028

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Christopher Allen

Costume Shop Manager
callen1@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 142
520-621-4650

Sally R Day

Theater Scenery Specialist
srday@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 118
520-621-7025

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Carson Scott

Technical Director, Senior
cscott@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 116
520-621-9853