Anchorage Opera receives operating support from the Atwood Foundation, the Richard L and Diane M Block Foundation, and from the Municipality of Anchorage. Anchorage Opera is supported, in part, by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts the National Endowment for the Arts and from many generous individuals and corporate community leaders. Our Guest Artists’ Fitness Sponsor is The Alaska Club. Our Official Airline Sponsor is Alaska Airlines. Anchorage Opera is a member of OPERA America.
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.
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2021-2022 “Season of Healing”
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Oct 22 & 23, 2021 @ 8 PM
Oct 24, 2021 @ 4 PM
(all dates subject to change)
“Ahoy, Matey! Yo Ho Ho! Aarrgghh!”
Toss your worries overboard and set sail for swashbuckling adventure with softhearted buccaneers, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling British bobbies and “the very model of a modern Major General”. Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce is an action-packed musical romp, overflowing with memorable tunes, tongue-twisting texts and jaunty dances. Chart a course for this fun-filled voyage perfect for the whole family. The Pirates of Penzance – they’ll steal your heart away!
Performed in English with English supertitles
Feb 11 & 12, 2022 @ 8 PM
Feb 13, 2022 @ 4 PM
(all dates subject to change)
“The story we need to tell; the women we must remember””
When Ava, a young white woman, is thrown from her car and badly injured in a crash, she sees another body, a young native girl, lying on the ground. Their eyes meet…their worlds connect. This USA premiere production of Missing, by distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements & Juno-award winning composer Brian Current, gives voice, in English and the Native language, Gitxsan, to the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women. A poetic expression of loss, hope and the spirit finding home.
In English & Gitxsan with English & Gitxsan Supertitles
“All’s fair in love and war”
Step into a web of politics, police brutality, betrayal and jealousy! Set against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption in Rome, the beautiful, celebrated singer, Floria Tosca, must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves from the tainted hands of the treacherous chief of police. Will she murder for the man she loves? Will she save her lover in time? Will she emerge as the victor or victim of her own destiny? Puccini’s sumptuous tale of ill-fated love captivates new and longtime opera lovers alike. With passionate arias and soaring, sensuous melodies, Tosca’s power and raw emotion will leave you breathless.
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
News and Press
Anchorage Opera Announces Atwood Foundation $25,000 Challenge Grant and 2017-18 ‘Happily Ever After’ Season
Anchorage Opera (AO) announces their “Happily Ever After” 2017-18 Season, an eclectic mix of repertoire united by one element not always present in opera; everyone is alive and well at the end of the show. AO invites you to smile with them all season long. “We’re...
“Opera in Anchorage has become more inviting to attend as witnessed by this season and especially today’s Extravaganza”
Review by Robert Pond Opera in Anchorage hasn’t come easy. Marita Farrell, who apparently sung for a time at the Metropolitan Opera in NY, came to Alaska and worked with Lorene Harrison in November of 1948 and by 1962, 55 years ago, opera in Anchorage, finally took...
“Anchorage Opera’s latest and most significant offering is Glory Denied… as courageous as it is inventive.”
Review by Robert Pond The Anchorage Opera’s latest and most significant offering is Glory Denied from Tom Philpott’s book on Capt. Floyd James Thompson’s endurance as a Viet Nam POW and what is termed as repatriation. The very title of this evening’s opera defines the...