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.
2016-17 “55 and SO Alive” Anniversary Season
Oct 28 & 29, 2016 @ 8 PM Oct 30, 2016 @ 4 PM
Rigoletto, the court jester, is cursed by a father whose daughter has been seduced by the Duke. When Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter, is also seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto contracts with an assassin to take revenge against the Duke. Gilda, who has fallen in love with the Duke, sacrifices herself for him. Verdi’s score overflows with tunes you’ll be humming for weeks and the drama will pull at your heartstrings. Not seen in Anchorage since 1999, this brand new production, starring returning fan favorite Guido LeBrón of Rigoletto is a must see.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
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.