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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 of finding home.
To raise awareness of the MMIWG tragedy and help with healing our community, Voth Hall, off the Discovery Theatre lobby, will serve as a space for opera attendees to view exhibits and informational tables from Anchorage Opera’s partners for Missing.
Alaska Native Dance Groups Unangam Taligisniikangis (Anchorage Unangax̂ Dancers), Lower Yukon Yup’ik Dancers, and Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Ts'myen Dancers will begin the performances, and post-performance Talking Circles will connect the audience with Alaska Native culture and with the cast and artistic team of Missing.
Free Pre-Opera Talks with Mike Jungreis
One hour before each performance of Missing in Voth Hall. Learn the history of and fascinating insights into this poignant and compelling opera.