AO 2 Go
AO2Go Education Program presents operatic performances that tour to area schools and across the state of Alaska. In a time when music and theater arts education in our schools is suffering drastic funding cutbacks, Anchorage Opera is dedicated to bridging that gap. Our entire community benefits when our children have the arts in their lives. Collaborations with the Anchorage School District include free student dress rehearsals and School Lunch Flash Mob-pera projects (the first of which occurred at Clark Middle School, the most diverse student body in the entire nation)
Each season more than 1,700 students attend final dress rehearsals of operas at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts free of charge and our free “Pre-Opera Talks” offer unique insights into our shows directly before they begin.
AO2Go’s 2015 premiere production, Aklaq and Nayak (An Alaska Native Adaptation of Hansel and Gretel), a collaboration with the UAA Opera Ensemble, received high acclaim in our community and resonated not only with dedicated patrons, but also with new audiences, many of whom had never experienced opera before. In 2016 Aklaq & Nayak toured to local Anchorage schools, to Nome and to the rural village of Unalakleet. In 2024 a new filmed version of Aklaq & Nayak will made and available statewide, to even the most remote villages, serving the new generation of schoolchildren.
Your PICK.CLICK.GIVE donation benefits our AO2Go educational programming. We know that these are challenging times, but we also know that our entire community benefits when our children have the arts in their lives. Won’t you help us change the lives of the schoolchildren of Alaska and their families? We thank you for your thoughtful consideration of a “PICK.CLICK.GiiiiiVE” contribution to Anchorage Opera. CLICK HERE to find out more
All of us at Anchorage Opera thank you for helping us make MAGIC onstage and off, in our community.
Only with the continuing support of dedicated patrons, such as yourself, can we realize our mission of being the center of artistic creation, innovation and education through the presentation of opera and related events encouraging public collaboration and community engagement for the people of the State of Alaska. Thank you for being an important part of achieving this mission.