A season of strong, determined women as central characters on-stage & off, as stage directors, set designers, & more!
The Alaska Club is our Guest Artists’ Fitness Sponsor. Anchorage Opera receives operating support from the Atwood Foundation, the Richard L and Diane M Block 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. An American made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. Anchorage Opera is a member of OPERA America.
2018-19 “Through the Eyes of Women” Season
Nov 2 & 3, 2018 @ 8 PM Nov 4, 2018 @ 4 PM
“The Lass Who Loved a Sailor”
Set sail for hysterical hi-jinks on the high seas with Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comedy of star-crossed lovers, mismatched marriages and mistaken identities. The captain’s daughter has caught the eye, and the heart, of two men; a lowly sailor and the pompous First Lord of the Admiralty himself. Will true love prevail? What long-held secret holds the key to happiness for all? This effervescent musical romp, overflowing with infectious tunes, jaunty dances and hilarious action, is a bitingly funny parody of class and society that still makes a modern-day splash! Leave your cares on dry land and chart a course for this beloved, light-hearted classic operetta, suitable for audiences of all ages.
AN AMERICAN DREAM
Feb 8 & 9, 2019 @ 8 PM Feb 10, 2019 @ 4 PM
Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated
Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.
Apr 12 & 13, 2019 @ 8 PM Apr 14, 2019 @ 4 PM
Life is a fleeting candle. Love is an eternal flame.
This passionate, indelible story of four struggling young artists – a poet, a painter, a philosopher and a musician – and the women who change them forever, navigating life, love and loss in the Latin Quarter of Paris, will move you to both laughter and tears. Blending riveting theatre and achingly beautiful music, Puccini’s masterpiece, can arguably stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Its sumptuous score and timeless tale resonate just as deeply with contemporary audiences as at its premiere in 1896, even inspiring (100 years later) the 1996 Pulitzer prize and Tony Award winning rock musical RENT. Perfect for the first-time opera-goer, and lovers of all ages!
News and Press
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Anchorage Opera NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Cargile, 907-274-8668 Anchorage Opera and Anchorage Symphony Orchestra present Candide stage direction by Teresa K. Pond conducted by Charles Prince Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 8:00pm Sunday,...read more
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra announces Randall Craig Fleischer’s Broadway debut; Charles Prince to conduct upcoming Production of Candide (Press Release from Anchorage Symphony Orchestra)
The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is pleased to share a good news/good news announcement. ASO Music Director Randall Craig Fleischer will make his Broadway debut when his international sensation Rocktopia rocks Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20th thru April...read more
Anchorage Opera Announces Atwood Foundation $25,000 Challenge Grant and 2017-18 ‘Happily Ever After’ Season
Anchorage Opera (AO) announces their “Happily Ever After” 2017-18 Season, an eclectic mix of repertoire united by one element not always present in opera; everyone is alive and well at the end of the show. AO invites you to smile with them all season long. “We’re...read more