One of the most eagerly awaited Shakespearean performances in Alaskan history!!

Sensational American baritone, Todd Thomas, is Macbeth! Acclaimed American soprano, Brenda Harris, is Lady Macbeth! Both are known nationwide for their incredible portrayals of these hugely dramatic roles. New York City Opera director, Cynthia Edwards, returns to direct this MIND BLOWING production!

OMG!!!! We’re talking ABSOLUTELY EXHILARATING!!!

DON’T MISS AO’s MACBETH!!! It’s going to ROCK THE HOUSE BEYOND RECOGNITION!!!

Get your tickets now!!!! http://www.centerix.net.

Photo courtesy of Des Moines Metro Opera.

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50 Years of Opera in the Great State of Alaska

I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore: A Walk in Maria’s Heart

Click on the video above and know what it feels like to be Maria in love in Captain von Trapp.

Don’t miss AO’s heartwarming production of The Sound of Music next Spring.

http://www.anchorageopera.org

Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath Takes Alaska by Storm!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 … Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath had its Pacific Northwest premiere tonight before a SOLD OUT audience in Anchorage, Alaska! Nearly 2000 people were swept away by the majestic power of The Grapes of Wrath.

According to Mike Dunham, Arts Critic with the Anchorage Daily News, “it was probably the most impressive production yet for Anchorage Opera from a purely sonic standpoint.” Also, for numerous ‘Sourdoughs’ (long-time Alaskans) who attended the concert, The Grapes of Wrath was “the best premiere of a new opera in Alaskan history.” And, “the future of Opera is very promising as long as we have conductors like Sara Jobin and composers like Ricky Ian Gordon who possess extraordinary artistic intellectualism and popular sensitivity.”

John Steinbeck & The Grapes of Wrath

I Am Lost To The World — OR — Macbeth’s Final Lament??

u have no IDEA how cool the opera thing is in Big Wild Alaska!

Prepare to BLAST OFF!!

THE OPENING NIGHT PARTY for 1000 of Alaska’s coolest citizens!!

The Grapes of Wrath

Macbeth

The Sound of Music

OMG!!!!!!!!!

Don’t miss out!! http://www.anchorageopera.org

How do you solve a problem like Maria?


Pictured above is rising young American starlet, Katrina Thurman, who will be appearing as Maria in AO’s spectacular new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Ms. Thurman will be joined by an equally amazing cast of accomplished national performers including Chad Sloan as Captain Von Trapp, Kathryn Allyn as Baroness Schraeder, Curt Olds as Max Deitweiler and Jessica Bowers as Mother Superior.

Alaska is in for a HUGE treat!!

Get your tickets now before they sell out!!! http://www.anchorageopera.org or centertix.net.

OMG!! Lady Macbeth has the SCREAM from H … BRILLIANT!!

Acclaimed Diva Returns to Big Wild Alaska to Star in AO’s Grapes of Wrath

Alaskan-born mezzo-soprano Kirsten Gunlogson will return to Big Wild Alaska to star in AO’s production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Kirsten Gunlogson has distinguished herself at opera houses across the nation including Palm Beach Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Arizona Opera, Utah Symphony and Opera, Tulsa Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Nashville Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and Kentucky Opera.

Gunlogson will be joined by an all star cast of soloists including Jennifer Tiller, Michael Corvino and Jesse Blumberg. In addition, the composer himself, Ricky Ian Gordon, will narrate the performance.

AO’s Grapes of Wrath is certain to be one of the highlights of the 11-12 performing arts season in Alaska.

Visit http://www.anchorageopera.org for more info and tickets! Also, don’t miss out on the Big Wild Golden Opening Night Party!!

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