COVID Policies 2021-22

Anchorage Opera announces return to live performances with new safety measures implemented

Dear Friends of Anchorage Opera,

Your health, safety and well-being, and that of all our artists, staff, crew, orchestra, technical team and venue staff continues to be of utmost importance to us. We have therefore instituted a policy that anyone employed by our company must be fully vaccinated. To date, all our guest artists and our entire Anchorage Opera team have expressed their appreciation for this policy which will make them feel safer during the rehearsal process and performances. We hope this also gives you peace of mind and confidence to attend our shows.

We join our partners at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and Anchorage Concert Association in announcing new COVID-19 mitigation requirements as of September 1, 2021, to ensure the safe and successful return and continuation of live performances in Anchorage.

  • All attendees to events at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts must provide either proof of vaccination against COVID-19 completed at least two weeks prior to the event, or proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show.
  • Also, all attendees, regardless of vaccination status or test result, are required to wear masks at all performances and events.
  • These requirements will remain in place while transmission levels in Anchorage are High or Substantial according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services

To learn more about what to expect from your  Alaska Center for the Performing Arts experience please CLICK HERE

As we celebrate our return to LIVE performances at the PAC, I want to thank you personally for patiently weathering the COVID crisis with us. We hope we can count on your continuing support in our 2021-22 Season of Healing by purchasing a season subscription and, if possible, including a donation when you do. We’ve been busy during the pandemic applying for and receiving special government funding, as well as foundation and corporate grants, allowing us to keep our 4 full time staff employed and to hit the ground running now, for which we are extremely grateful. But as we open up again and start to produce full operas, with orchestra, leading artists, chorus, costumes, hair and makeup, set and lighting designers, technical crew, word class stage directors and conductors, we once again need your support to help us bring the magic back to the PAC. Don’t forget that ticket sales only cover only about 30% of the cost of producing opera.
Thank you so much for your patronage. We couldn’t do it without you, and we can’t wait to share all the magic of LIVE opera with you again.

Our deep commitment to our community means that we must ‘play our role’ in curbing the spread of the COVID pandemic among us. 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 open back up, 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?

If you are able, we humbly ask you to please consider a donation to Anchorage Opera. Your generosity at this crucial time helps us recover, rebuild and plan great things for our community post-pandemic..

Call 907-279-2557 

To DONATE by mail please send your gift to;
Anchorage Opera
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!

With gratitude,

Reed W. Smith, General Director