Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these tiny miracles have come with today’s GrouponLive deal to The Grapes of Wrath, presented by Anchorage Opera at Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall on Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $20, you get one ticket in Section D (a $41 value, including all taxes and fees).
- For $25, you get one ticket in Section C (a $51.75 value, including all taxes and fees).
- For $36, you get one ticket in Section B (a $73 value, including all taxes and fees).
- For $49, you get one ticket in Section A (a $98 value, including all taxes and fees).<p>
Anchorage Opera opens its 50th anniversary season with John Steinbeck’s enduring epic about the Joad family’s Dust Bowl plight and subsequent journey out West, transposed to the opera stage with music and narration by Ricky Ian Gordon. The composer will be on hand to lend his voice to the opera’s debut performance, in narration devised after supertitles containing Steinbeck’s complete text caused epidemics of eyestrain. Gordon’s soaring compositions harken back to the country fiddling and jazzy song-and-dance numbers of the Great Depression, and, as Alex Ross of the New Yorker notes, he “wields his hummable tunes to critical effect” in crafting a politically charged opera that is at once harrowing and enlivening. Audience members’ hearts reach out to the browbeaten Joad family as they endure financial ruin in Oklahoma and horrific living conditions upon their arrival in California, rendered in the Rocky Mountain-size range of world-class performers.
An orchestra of more than 70 players and a 200-strong chorus will massage the contours of the acoustically sensitive Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall while audience members fixate on the reds, golds, and greens radiating out from the proscenium arch and try to control cravings for Christmas candy. An after-party ($25, not included) featuring DJs from KFAT 92.9 concludes the show’s debut in style, as guests dance the night away and ask to feel the stars’ buff larynxes.
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