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Glory Denied

Compelling contemporary opera about America’s longest-held POW & a nation divided during the Vietnam era.

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Rigoletto

Classic masterpiece: The story of one father’s revenge spoiled by another father’s curse

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Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Sponsor for Rigoletto. The Alaska Club is our Guest Artists’ Fitness Sponsor. Alaska Airlines is the Official Airline Sponsor for Glory Denied and the 55th Anniversary Opera Extravaganza. Anchorage Opera receives operating support from the Atwood Foundation and from the Municipality of Anchorage. Anchorage Opera Company is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Anchorage Opera is a member of OPERA America.

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2016-17 “55 and SO Alive” Anniversary Season

RIGOLETTO

Oct 28 & 29, 2016 @ 8 PM Oct 30, 2016 @ 4 PM

The story of one father’s revenge spoiled by another father’s curse, this classic masterpiece is brimming with love, passion, betrayal and vengeance. Verdi’s sublime score overflows with famous tunes you’ll be humming long after the final curtain falls and the drama will pull at your heartstrings. With an all-star cast, including the return of international star and local fan favorite, Guido LeBrón, in the title role. Not seen in Anchorage since 1999, this brand new production of Rigoletto is must see theater.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

GLORY DENIED

Feb 10, 16 & 18, 2017 @ 8 PM
Feb 12, 2017 @ 4 PM

The Alaska premiere of the contemporary opera Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo. Based on a book of the same name, with a foreword written by Senator John McCain, this opera relates the poignant story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held POW (1964-1973), the wrenching agonies faced by his family, and the larger story of a nation divided during the Vietnam era. After being a prisoner for almost a decade, Thompson returns home to find a son he has never met, a wife that has moved on, a nation that has changed beyond recognition, and he struggles to find his bearings in a society he fought to defend. You’ll be moved to tears and gain a greater appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who serve in our armed forces.

55TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION

Apr 7 & 8, 2017 @ 8 PM
Apr 9, 2017 @ 4 PM

Anchorage Opera pulls out all the stops to mark its 55th anniversary. You’ll witness some of Opera’s Greatest Hits performed by nationally known artists joined by local fan favorites, as well as the Anchorage Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Returning fan favorite, Maestro Brian DeMaris leads a performance celebrating Anchorage Opera that will make your spirit soar.

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