Real estate investor and entrepreneur Lew McGinnis is the owner of a real estate investment firm located in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. Over the years, Lew McGinnis has also held leadership roles with a number of art and cultural institutions, including Arizona Opera, which he served as director.
Currently in its 44th season, Arizona Opera produces a wide variety of opera, collaborative programs, and concerts in locations across the United States. Arizona Opera offers such community programs as the Sister Cities Festival, which showcases the unique cultural offerings of Arizona’s sister cities across the globe. In the same vein, Arizona Opera explores Western art at the Western Cultural Festival, which takes place in locations throughout Arizona.
Outside of its festivals, Arizona Opera encourages community members to remain in the theater after performances and interact with the cast and creative teams behind its productions. Community members can also receive a behind-the-scenes look at productions through a free lecture and music series at the Kerr Cultural Center and attend pre-performance lectures at Arizona Opera’s Phoenix and Tucson locations.