ARIZONA OPERA COMPANY

Bold. Brave. Brilliant.

aka Arizona Opera   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  http://www.azopera.org

Mission

Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music—cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home.

Ruling year info

1972

General Director

Mr. Joseph Specter

Main address

1636 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

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EIN

23-7169261

NTEE code info

Opera (A6A)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Arlyn M. Brewster OperaTunity Program

Arizona Opera's Brewster OperaTunity program is designed for Pre-K to 6th grade. This tour introduces students to the operatic artform through a 40-minute adaptation of a classic opera, performed in English, by professional singers and a pianist. To further enhance the experience, students are provided with additional study materials to prior to the performance.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Special tickets are available for the final dress rehearsal performance of every mainstage opera. These nights are reserved specifically for students to get swept away by great music and stories–while enhancing classroom learning.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth

This night is reserved specifically for teachers to join us for the final dress rehearsal of our opening production. Teachers receive 2 complementary tickets to attend the performance and learn what Arizona Opera has to offer for students throughout the season.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

Special tickets are reserved for students to attend the Saturday mainstage performances at Tucson Music Hall. These nights are reserved specifically for students to get swept away by great music and stories–while enhancing classroom learning.

Population(s) Served
Students
Children and youth

In residence all season, Studio Artists can be seen performing on both our main stage and throughout Arizona. The Studio also provides well-rounded, personalized instruction that propels each artist to the next level. These opportunities help bridge the gap between academic studies and a professional career.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

Arizona Opera’s Production Apprentice Program bridges the divide between academic studies and a professional career, helping young theater technicians learn the skills and gain the experience necessary to begin their careers with confidence. Arizona Opera provides a unique opportunity for apprentices to gain professional experience in all aspects of producing quality performances. In addition to paying an hourly wage, our distinctive program provides comprehensive cross-discipline training, networking opportunities, masterclasses, and essential portfolio reviews.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Students

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Financials

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ARIZONA OPERA COMPANY

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Sharon Landis


Board co-chair

Dr. Peter Lance

David Bolger

Jean Cooper

Barry Fingerhut

Nancy Foster

Karen Fruen

Vikie Hariton

David Heap

Kimberly Kauffman

Dr. Jenny Maw

Denise McClintic

Sherry Middlemas

Dr. Stephen Munk

Erik Peterson

Thomas Rogers, II

Dr. Herschel Rosenzweig

Jeannette Segel

Dave Scoggins

Colonel (Ret.) Kimberley Smith

Anne Snoddgrass

Linda Staubitz

Shoshana Tancer

Roma Wittcoff

Judith (Judy) Wolf

Scott Stallard

Kay McDougall

John Johnson

Dr. Herschel Rosenzweig

Col (Ret.) Kimberley Smith

Anne Snodgrass

Judith (Judy) Wolf, Ph.D.

Shoshana Tancer

David Bolger

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/19/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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