UAA Opera Ensemble
Established in 2003, the UAA Opera Ensemble continues to produce full operatic productions every fall semester. The course involves musical preparation, dramatic coachings and stagings that culminate in performances in the UAA Recital Hall with full sets and costumes. Since 2008, the UAA Opera Ensemble has partnered with Anchorage Opera, providing advanced training possibilities such as masterclasses, workshops, understudying mainstage roles and performing comprimario roles in mainstage productions. Most recently, the ensemble was part of AO’s educational outreach program “AO 2 Go” and toured Nome and Unalakleet with the production of “Aklaq and Nayak”, an Alaska Native adaptation of “Hansel and Gretel”. The alliance continues this fall with two one act operas: Savitri and Dr. Miracle, which will be performed in December and tour the community in the spring of 2017.