Brünnhilde on a Harley is just one of the gags that the Anchorage Opera implements as part of its good-tempered marketing campaign //although Wagner isn't featured in their 2007/08 season (??!!)
Alaska (a.k.a "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed") is the largest U.S. state in terms of area (2x as big as Texas TAKE THAT T3XAS!!), and can boast having the most coffee shops per capita in the entire United States (although we only found 29 Starbucks). It is also the state where the Council of Ministers is comprised mainly of sled dogs, you take the sauna in your snowsuit, and they sell a special Lexus model that is a hybrid wagon/zamboni/snowmobile. Ok, not that (<--) last sentence.
Anchorage, the biggest city in the biggest state, is home to the Anchorage Opera, which jokingly alludes to itself as "the finest opera in America north of the 48th parallel". After a glimpse at the 2007/08 catalog cover, well, frankly, it’s not really our thing. However, after delving into their FAQ, all doubts were quickly assuaged.
In response to concerns such as, “What should I wear [to the opera]?”…the staff replies: "Wear what you like – jeans or your tuxedo or gown. We love you just the way you are." NO WE <3 U AO! And what elicited the biggest roffle:
Other reminders to make for an enjoyable experience:
- Please turn off all beeping devices. Remember our divas carry spears…and they’re not afraid to use them.
That's pretty sexay. The AO season begins November 10, 2007 with an English language version of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio. Gawd help those who forget to turn off their cell phones…or Osmin might punch you in the face with his pappy's antique moose-hunting gloves.
"Everyone loves the Don...NOT!" The Anchorage Opera scores some points for their allusion to Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan-esque lameness in the ad for Donizetti's Don Pasquale.