ARTful Start to 2024
Help us reach our end of year fundraising goal, and when you make a gift of $200 or more, by December 31, 2023, our thank you to you is the chance to win your choice of an original oil painting by acclaimed, contemporary, Vietnamese artist, Trinh Khoa. All paintings come with signed certificates from the artist.
Rainy Street with Women & Flowers
Flowers in Old Hanoi
Rooftops & Tree with Blue Sky
Flowers at Dusk
Red Anthurium in a Blue Vase
A message from our General Director
As we enter the end of the year, I’m reflecting on the whirlwind of starting my position as the General Director of Anchorage Opera, getting to know my new Anchorage community, and exploring the possibilities for what opera can be in this great state. There’s a bright future for this art form, especially in a community as creative and collaboratively-minded as Anchorage. Of course, this is built on the generosity of our patrons; you have sustained us for over 60 years, and again we are coming to you to ask for your support.
For an “ARTful Start to 2024”, I’m pleased to share that donations of $200 or more will be eligible to enter a drawing to win an original oil painting by acclaimed contemporary Vietnamese artist, Trinh Khoa. If you would like to be entered after donating, let us know by contacting Judy Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drawing will take place on January 12, 2024.
After our retro dive into the 80s with The Elixir of Love, we are looking forward to two more spectacular productions this season. Derrick Wang’s remarkably funny and poignant Scalia/Ginsburg is up February 2, 3, and 4. This comic one act opera explores the unlikely friendship shared between the two late Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If opera can bring those two together, we think it can do wonders for the rest of you! On April 26, 27, and 28, Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful and thrilling La traviata will thrill audiences at the PAC. With its heart-wrenching melodies, sweeping love story, and world-class singers, this will be an event that you can’t miss!
There’s more: in May and June, Anchorage Opera will be teaming up with UAA to launch the first ever Alaska Artist Development Program. This three-week residency will offer advanced training to emerging young professional singers and an introduction to a life in music for high school students from south central Alaska. It will culminate in a special performance of Francis Poulenc’s incredible one-act comedy, Les mamelles de Tirésias. Our aim is to create a vibrant pathway for talent development and an opportunity for the immense pool of gifted Alaskans to hone their skills and contribute further to the cultural fabric of the state.
Guess what? Producing opera isn’t easy or inexpensive. This thrilling art form brings everything together – singing, acting, dancing, the orchestra, lights, costumes, sets… the list goes on! Likewise, it’s a collaborative effort to bring the community together to support high quality professional work and continue to let Anchorage be a growing cultural beacon. In a time made ever more complicated by the shifting climate post-pandemic, it is more vital than ever that we can count on your contributions to help sustain our mission. Making a gift now is a wonderful way for you to support great art (and artists) in Alaska.
To help Anchorage Opera make great things happen onstage (and off) in our community, please:
- CALL (907-279-2557)
- Donate ONLINE>>>
- MAIL your donation to Anchorage Opera, 1507 Spar Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
On behalf of the entire team at Anchorage Opera, we are deeply grateful for your constancy and support.
General Director, Anchorage Opera
We are very grateful to Ellen Doupe-Moras for her generous donation of these gorgeous paintings in support of Anchorage Opera.