What’s happening with opera in the far, Great White North?
Alaska’s snowy, icy conditions can’t keep the heat off the hottest premiere’s emerging in Alaska, and worldwide!
This February, Anchorage Opera presents the Alaskan Premiere of Verdi’s MACBETH! featuring a stellar cast of amazing vocal artists donning marvelous Shakespearean costumes amidst a new, dramatic set – the perfect combination for an epic presentation of everything classic Italian opera is all about.
AO’s 2012/2013 Season will launch with the WORLD PREMIERE of the new opera, MRS. PRESIDENT, the story of the first woman to run for President of the United States of America, Victoria Woodhull. When was this!? 1872! Decades before women even had the right to vote, which is just the tip of the iceberg. Woodhull was a clairvoyant, publisher, stockbroker and proponent of free love. Her Vice Presidental running mate was the visionary leader and ex-slave, Fredrick Douglas.
A seething drama of ambition and betrayal by Victoria Bond and Hillary Bell, Mrs. President tells the story of one 19th century woman’s visionary struggle to defy history and become the first female President of the United States of America. Want to know more?
Check out http://mrspresidenttheopera.com/