Ariadne auf Naxos: Arizona Opera (Canceled-Covid-19)

Composer: Richard Strauss

Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
Conductor: Steven White

Due to public health concerns and developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), this production was canceled.

ARIZONA OPERA TO CANCEL ITS APRIL PRODUCTION OF ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

THE DECISION WAS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND GOVERNOR’S OFFICE RECOMMENDING THE CANCELLATION OF ALL MASS GATHERINGS

NUMEROUS OTHER ARIZONA OPERA-RELATED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE ALSO BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH MID-MAY – COMPLETE LIST INCLUDED

Arizona Opera’s upcoming production of Ariadne auf Naxos, scheduled for April performances in both Phoenix and Tucson, has been cancelled. The decision not to present the work was made following the most recent guidance from the White House, as well as an announcement from the Governor’s Office recommending that mass gatherings over the next eight weeks should be cancelled in an effort to slowdown the spread of COVID-19.

Arizona Opera’s President and General Director, Joseph Specter, stated, “Our organization’s first concern is for the health and well-being of our artists, our staff, our audiences, and our community. For this reason, as painful as it is for everyone involved, we stand fully behind the guidance of the White House and the leadership of our state in order to support the containment of the COVID-19 virus.”

Sharon Landis, Arizona Opera Board Chair, noted, “The ongoing health of our organization – both literally and figuratively – is of paramount concern not only to Arizona Opera’s Board of Directors, its hard-working staff, and the talented artists it employs, but to the tens of thousands of people across our state who support our beloved company in so many invaluable ways.”

Mr. Specter added, “Now more than ever, we must rally together to ride out what will undoubtedly be a difficult and challenging period in our country’s – and our state’s – history. We at Arizona Opera are prepared to do just that. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the many singers, musicians and craftsmen whose talents will not be experienced and enjoyed by our audiences in this particular production. We are also extremely appreciative for the deep level of continuing support that comes from so many across our state who love our company, this art form, and the beauty that the arts bring to the world.”

Ticketholders are encouraged to donate the value of their tickets to the opera as a tax-deductible contribution or use the funds to purchase tickets for a future performance in Arizona Opera’s 2020/21 Season. Donated tickets or other additional contributions made will greatly help to ensure that Arizona Opera stays responsive and resilient during this incredibly challenging time.