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Friday, Feb 11, 2022
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Saturday, Feb 12, 2022
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Sunday, Feb 13, 2022
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Postponed - New Dates TBD
Statement from Anchorage Opera
Our deep commitment to our community means that we must continue to play our role in stopping the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic currently overwhelming our hospitals and endangering our neighbors. We cannot in good conscience add fuel to the fire that is the highly transmissible Omicron variant running rampant among us. Many factors have driven the decision to postpone our production. Missing, which gives voice to the current tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), is a USA premiere, making it impossible to replace a cast or orchestra member should they fall ill, or have to quarantine due to an exposure, during what is an already tight rehearsal schedule. A multitude of community projects surrounding the opera are also in the works. Voth Hall was to serve as a space for opera attendees to view exhibits and informational tables from partner organizations, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Native Movement, Data for Indigenous Justice, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Alaska Native Justice Center, and Native Peoples Action. Pre-performance traditional ceremonies and post-performance Talking Circles meant to connect the audience with Alaska Native culture and with the cast and artistic team of Missing were planned. Partnering with Alaska Airlines, Elders, survivors, and families of MMIWG from across Alaska were to be flown from regions across our state to attend a private performance with on-site grief counselors present. These projects, meant to raise awareness of the MMIWG crisis and promote healing for our Indigenous communities, now run the risk of endangering the health of all participants. “It would be the absolute worst irony if this Western European art form, telling their story, brought sickness or death to them” Timothy Long (of Muscogee, Thlopthlocco, and Choctaw descent), Conductor for Anchorage Opera’s Missing.
We are deeply saddened that we are unable to bring this powerful opera to our community as planned, but are working diligently to reschedule the production, hopefully with the same stellar artists, designers, and technical team.
The postponement of this production impacts our company financially and the longer we wait to hit the brakes on it the more it would do so, with a high probability of having to postpone anyway, as COVID cases in our cast and team, necessitating quarantines of all exposed, and extending beyond the performance dates are very likely. We feel we owe it to our Artists, Orchestra Musicians, Stage Director, Conductor, Designers and Technical Team to compensate them in part. All of them cleared their schedules to perform with us, sometimes turning down other work, and all have already invested a great deal of time and effort in their preparations. They are our family, and we cannot leave them in the lurch. But this was not in our budget and these payments are in addition to their compensation when we reschedule our production. Our contractual rental obligations with the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts for the rehearsal period and performance dates must also be fulfilled.
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. We must do everything in our power to protect each other and honor our deep commitment to “Enrich. Inspire. Educate. Collaborate. Build Community, one note at a time”. You are part of our Anchorage Opera family, and we can’t wait to bring you the continuation of our 2021-22 Season of Healing, after this “intermission”, when it is safe to do so.
What are your options as a ticket holder?
Hold on to your ticket – it will be valid for the rescheduled production
Get a refund for your ticket – CenterTix will gladly help both Season Subscription and single ticket holders. Please submit your refund request here.
Donate your ticket back to Anchorage Opera – your generosity helps us make magic onstage…and off. Please submit your ticket donation here.
If you are able, please consider an additional donation to Anchorage Opera to help us support our artists. Opera with all its ‘moving parts’, and opera singers in particular, have proven to be one of the most efficient means of spreading the virus. Thank you for helping us help our artists survive financially to perform with us again. To learn more about the dedicated Artist Fund we’ve established for this purpose, please visit anchorageopera.org.
We thank you for your understanding, empathy, ongoing patience, and support as we continue to weather the storm of this pandemic.
The Staff and Board of Anchorage Opera
In English & Gitxsan with English & Gitxsan Supertitles
Adult Themes, Sexual Situations, Violence
All COVID-19 Protocols are temporary and subject to change.
All attendees must provide one of the following:
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 completed at least 2 weeks prior to the event
Proof of a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event
Proof of recovery from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis no more than 90 days prior to the event and no less than 11 days prior to the event.
Face masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all audience members. Staff will be wearing masks too. If you do not have a mask, we have a free one for you.
Please stay home if you have had a fever or experienced COVID-like symptoms within 48 hours of the event.
This event will be sold to 100% capacity with no empty seats.
Originally scheduled February 11 - 13, 2022.
If you already have tickets and are concerned that your current seats may not fulfill your needs, please complete this special seating request form.
- All levels of the Performing Arts Center have wheelchair accessible locations where patrons may either remain seated in their wheelchairs or transfer to portable seats. Courtesy wheelchairs may be borrowed while on site thanks to the Carolyn Ramey Memorial Fund.
Select seats labeled with a wheelchair icon to choose these seats.
- All levels of the Performing Arts Center have scooter accessible locations where patrons may either remain seated in their scooter or transfer to portable seats. Scooters cannot be placed in the aisles due to the Performing Arts Center's evacuation plan. Patrons are welcome to transfer to a Performing Arts Center transport wheelchair in the lobby to gain access to permanent seat locations. Scooters will be stored in the lobbies.
- Captions are projected above the stage. Open captioning provided for these performance dates 02-11-2022, 02-12-2022, 02-13-2022.
- Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
- Programs are available if requested at least 3 weeks prior to the event.