Join Anchorage Opera for an evening that pulls out all the stops to celebrate a big milestone. It's the "55th Anniversary Extravaganza." Revel in a tidal wave of sound and sensation as the Anchorage Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform a hit parade of famous and familiar melodies by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Offenbach, and more, from Aida, Norma, Turandot, Lakmé, Nabucco, Suor Angelica, Tales of Hoffmann, Così fan tutte, and more! Marvel at internationally famous guest stars. Be amazed by the Alaska Dance Theatre’s beautiful choreography. Cheer for a wealth of Anchorage talent as they deliver unforgettable performances with engaging stage direction by Anchorage favorite, Teresa Pond. An evening that will make your spirit soar and remain in your memory long after the curtain goes down. Free Champagne and Birthday Cake Reception after each show. For tickets call (907) 263-2787 (ARTS) or at For more info visit

Celebration takes place in the Discovery Theatre - Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m.