2018-19 “Through the Eyes of Women” Season

Anchorage Opera looks “Through the Eyes of Women” for a season celebrating strong, determined and divine DIVAS!
The operas not only feature women as central characters, but behind the scenes all female artistic teams are shaping each show, including Stage Directors, Set Design, Lighting Design, Stage Management, Costume Design, Hair & Makeup Design…& more!

H.M.S. Pinafore  – November 2, 3 & 4, 2018

By Gilbert & Sullivan

Set sail for hysterical hijinks 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.

In English with English Supertitles

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An American Dream – February 15, 16 & 17, 2019

by Jack Perla, Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
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.

In English with English Supertitles

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La Bohème – April 12, 13 & 14, 2019

by Giacomo Puccini
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!

In Italian with English Supertitles

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