Artists Fund – “Pirates of Penzance“
Help Anchorage Opera support our artists who continue to struggle with their livelihoods during the pandemic. Opera with all its ‘moving parts’ and opera singers in particular have proven to be one of the most efficient means of spreading the virus. Thank you for helping our artists survive to perform with us again. As you may imagine, the postponement of our Pirates of Penzance production impacted our company financially and the longer we waited to hit the brakes on it the more it would do so, with a high probability of having to postpone anyway, as COVID cases in our cast and team, necessitating quarantines of all exposed, and extending beyond the performance dates were very likely. We also feel we owe it to our artists to compensate them in part. All of them cleared their schedules to perform with us, sometimes turning down other work, and all have already invested a great deal of time and effort in their preparations. They are our family, and we cannot leave them in the lurch.
But this was not in our budget and these payments are in addition to their full compensation when we reschedule our production.
All funds raised from this dedicated campaign go directly to support our Pirates of Penzance Artists, Orchestra Musicians, Stage Director, Conductor, Chorus Master, Costume, Hair/Makeup, Scenic and Lighting Designers in light of the postponement of our production. They love Anchorage Opera and they love our community. Won’t you show them your love in return and help them survive financially to perform with us again?
To donate to the Artists Fund CLICK HERE>>>
Watch video messages (below) to our community from some of the Pirates of Penzance Cast & Crew!
Lindsay Ohse – Mabel
Brian DeMaris – Principal Conductor
Katie Eakes – Principal Bassist
Curt Olds – Pirate King
Scene & Costume Shop
Katie Strock – Kate
Dawn Lindsay – Concert Master
Kyle Gantz – Sergeant of Police