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Thank you for supporting the Anchorage Opera!

We appreciate your donations to the Anchorage Opera, as ticket sales only account for 30% of our operating expenses, your donations truly make a difference.  We rely heavily on private donations, grants, and revenues generated by fundraising events.

Only with the continuing support of dedicated patrons like you 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.


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, Alaska World Affairs Council, Anchorage School District, Identity, Inc., Alaska Veterans Museum, 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.

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 all over the nation. Corporate donors will also receive VIP tickets for client entertainment, media recognition, website presence, e-mail marketing partnerships, advertising in Anchorage Opera Newsletter, advertising in seasonal souvenir program, backstage tours, employee discounts, and invitations to special events and organized events with Anchorage Opera ticket buyers and donors.

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. To view our 2018-19 Advertising Rates Form CLICK HERE

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

Season Donors

Atwood Foundation

Municipality of Anchorage

Alaska State Council on the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts


Leading Corporate, Foundation and Government Donors

Alaska Airlines
Alaska National Insurance
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Anchorage Opera Foundation
Atwood Foundation
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
AVIS Alaska
Alaska, Inc.
First National Bank Alaska
Municipality of Anchorage
Arts Advisory Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
OPERA America
Rasmuson Foundation
Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation
The Alaska Club
The Odom Corporation
Tudor Bingo Center


Flash MOBpera

Opera when & where you LEAST expect it!
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