Amid Coronavirus Pandemic:
Anchorage Opera Reschedules “Tosca” and “Take One: Tosca”
Extends Deadline to Enter Travel Raffle and Expands Destinations
Dear Friends of Anchorage Opera,
Our deep commitment to our community means that we must ‘play our role’ in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among us.
As we monitored the rapidly evolving situation, relying on information from local and national authorities, as well as our partners and colleagues in Anchorage, we came to the difficult decision to suspend all performances of Tosca (April 17, 18 & 19) at the Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts and TAKE ONE: Tosca (April 5) at the private residence of Tim Pearson and Brian Chen. Your safety and well-being and that of our cast, crew, orchestra, technical team, venue staff and others, is our top priority. We are deeply saddened that we are unable to bring Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca and its preview event to our community as planned but we have recently been able to reschedule them both for next season. We’re thrilled to announce we also have contracted with the same stellar guest artists, designers and technical team originally in place for our production.
Changes and upgrades to our Destination: Sydney Travel Raffle have also been made. The winner will have until 3/31/2022 to travel and will be able to choose an alternate destination if desired. The new deadline to enter is now December 31, 2020 and the drawing will be held at the Hilton Anchorage. Need not be present to win.
This decision to discontinue the remainder of our 2019-20 Season is in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Governor Mike Dunleavy’s declaration of a public health emergency, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s “Hunker Down” order and the closure of our rehearsal and performance venue, and previous location for the drawing of our Destination: Sydney Travel Raffle, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts by the City of Anchorage.
As you may imagine, the cancellation of our biggest production of the season seriously impacts our company financially. Our artists, too, many of whom have already invested a great deal of time and effort in their preparations, face difficult times.
But difficult times only serve to reaffirm our commitment to “Enrich. Inspire. Educate. Collaborate. Build Community, one note at a time”. As we work together to overcome this challenge, we’re humbled and grateful in the knowledge that our strongest asset is the continuing support of our community.
What can you do to help Anchorage Opera?
Purchase a Travel Raffle Ticket – $100 per ticket (no more than 600 will be sold). Call 907-279-2557 to purchase. Learn more CLICK HERE
CenterTix is currently working on what their refund policies and mechanisms are amidst the pandemic. Once these are finalized you can:
- Donate your ticket to Anchorage Opera –These funds will be critical to our non-profit’s survival in the dire days ahead.
For CenterTix online ticket donation form CLICK HERE
- Use your current tickets for next season’s production of Tosca (April 16, 17 & 18, 2021)
- Request a refund from CenterTix 907-263-ARTS (2787) or online CLICK HERE
- For continuing updates from CenterTix about all of the above please CLICK HERE
For options regarding Take One: Tosca tickets please contact Anchorage Opera directly and we’ll gladly assist you with the following:
- Use your current tickets for next season’s Take One: Tosca (Sunday, March 28, 2021)
- If you wish a refund for Take One: Tosca please contact Anchorage Opera directly at 907-279-2557 or email email@example.com
If you are able, we humbly ask you to please consider an additional donation to Anchorage Opera. Your generosity at this crucial time helps us recover, rebuild and plan great things for our community post-COVID-19.
To DONATE by mail please send your gift to;
1507 Spar Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
To download our Donation Form CLICK HERE
To donate online CLICK HERE
We thank you for your loyalty, and appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we strive to continue making magic onstage (and off…) for our community!
The Staff and Board of Trustees of Anchorage Opera