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“Celebrating 60” with a $60,000 challenge!

Help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary Season and reach our goal by 6/30/23! Your gift in any amount, be it $6, $60, $600, or even $6,000, is truly appreciated!

Opera is EXTRA!

Extra relevant – telling stories that need to be told to raise awareness and help with healing in our community
Extra emotional – speaking to our shared humanity and awakening feelings
Extravagant – combining all the art forms of theater, symphony, dance and singing
Extra expensive – with the cost of producing going up on everything from paint to personnel, the harsh reality is that ticket income alone only covers a mere fraction of our costs.

Can we rely on extra help from you to make it through our 2022-23 Celebrating 60 Season?
We’re EXTRA grateful for your support!

Only with the continuing support of dedicated patrons like you can we realize our vision to “Enrich. Inspire. Educate. Collaborate. Build Community…one note at a time.”

Thank You & BRAVO!



To DONATE by mail please send your gift to:

Anchorage Opera
1507 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

For our Donation Form CLICK HERE

There are many ways to support AO!

Bequests or Memorial and Tribute Funds are ways to celebrate your loved ones as well as your favorite charitable organization.

Gifts of Securities, Real Estate, or Property are excellent alternatives to cash donations and offer great tax benefits.

Matching Gifts are an important way to double, or even triple, your gift to AO. Please be sure to include the appropriate form with your contribution.

Corporate Giving not only benefits AO, but also benefits your company. Corporate donations send a powerful message to Alaskans and allow for the opportunity to reach diverse populations. We can tailor a sponsorship package to suit your company’s needs, including:
▪  Complimentary tickets to Anchorage Opera shows and events.
▪  Your logo featured on Anchorage Opera’s website homepage, displayed on all print materials, projected above the stage at performances and acknowledged in all media.
▪  Your advertisement included in all our season program books with prime placement (possibly even the coveted back cover or interior cover pages for maximum visibility and impact) and featured prominently in our E-newsletters and social media
▪  And even more great perks! Want to find out more? Please contact us directly to discuss the exciting possibilities.

In-Kind Giving is another way to make a non-cash donation to Anchorage Opera.

Program Advertising is a great way to shine a spotlight on your business and support Anchorage Opera. Our patrons will see for themselves that you have a heart for the arts in Anchorage. BRAVO! To learn more CLICK HERE.

For information on ways to support Anchorage Opera, please contact Reed Smith at 907-279-2557 or

Anchorage Opera has been commended for its collaborative work with other arts and cultural organizations in Alaska including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Alaska Dance Theater, Anchorage Concert Chorus, and the Alaska Children’s Choir. Other partners include the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage Public Library, Anchorage School District, Identity, Inc., Japanese American Citizens League, Alaska Veterans Museum, Alaska Jewish Museum, ACLU, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage Concert Association, TBA Theater and the Perseverance Theater. Anchorage Opera also has a strong relationship with UAA and provides opportunities for aspiring vocal and instrumental students to work alongside professionals.

Each year, we serve thousands of adults and youth, residents and visitors through multiple community and education partnerships, mainstage performances and related events. From educational partnerships with the Anchorage School District that includes free student dress rehearsals and school lunch Flash MOBperas, to active partnerships with a wide variety of Alaskan organizations and an ever-expanding list of patrons and supporters, all of Alaska reaps the benefits of AO’s operations. As it was in the beginning, generous individuals and institutions from all parts of the community including the members of AO’s Board of Trustees, a dedicated core of volunteers, the Anchorage Opera Guild and many others give of themselves and their resources to ensure that AO’s grand tradition of enriching Alaskan life continues undiminished.

Leading Corporate, Foundation and Government Donors

Atwood Foundation
Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation
The Kumin Foundation
Alaska State Council on the Arts
OPERA America
National Endowment for the Arts
The Carr Foundation
Carol Franc Buck Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation
Tudor Bingo Center
The Odom Corporation
First National Bank Alaska
Alaska Airlines
Anchorage Opera Foundation
AVIS Alaska
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.
First National Bank Alaska
Anchorage East Rotary
Municipality of Anchorage
The Alaska Club

Alaska State Council on the Arts

Municipality of Anchorage

Flash MOBpera

Opera when & where you LEAST expect it!
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Anchorage Opera acknowledges that we gather and are performing on the traditional lands of the Dena’ina Athabascans. For thousands of years the Dena’ina have been and continue to be the stewards of this land. It is with gratefulness and respect that we recognize the contributions, innovations, and contemporary perspectives of the upper Cook Inlet Dena’ina.