2023 Season: Heroes and Villans

The 11th Annual Tucson Desert Song Festival Presents
“Heroes and Villains”

Susanna Phillips, Maria Brea, Kelley O’Connor, Angel Blue, Fatma Said, Justin Austin and Ricky Ian Gordon headline the 2023 Tucson Desert Song Festival

January 13 through February 19 and March 24 through April 6, 2023
Tucson, Arizona

George Hanson, Festival Coordinator
Julia Pernet, Artistic Director


Cheer heroism in song–and boo operatic villainy. Programming will feature the premiere of a new song cycle by Ricky Ian Gordon, composed for rising baritone Justin Austin. During this festival, Tucson’s leading performing arts organizations will explore the voice in all its classical and jazz nuances.

Tickets are available from the individual presenting organizations.

Tucson Desert Song Festival Sponsors