Anchorage Opera Partners with Local Girl Scouts
Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage Opera (AO) is helping local Girl Scouts to work toward their Music Badge by earning an Opera Patch during their production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, April 10, 11 & 12.
Girl Scout Troop 549 of the East Service Unit will attend the final dress rehearsal of the production on Wednesday, April 8 where AO General Director, Reed Smith will also take them on a guided backstage tour of the Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Partnering with the Girl Scouts in the creation of an Opera Patch is all part of AO’s increased commitment to the expansion of their Educational Outreach Programming.
“We feel it important that children are continually exposed to the arts in new and exciting ways”, said Smith, “so that opera and all the performing arts are experienced as an integral part of life from an early age.”
The local troop will also have the opportunity to visit the Anchorage Opera Costume and Scene Shops to see opera in the making and learn about all the elements involved in bringing a production to life.
“Opera is a combination of many art forms, encompassing as it does singing, the orchestra, theatrical stories, visual arts, costuming, and dance” stated Smith “What better way to earn a Girl Scout Music Badge than to spend some educational and fun time with Anchorage Opera?”
Anchorage Opera is the center of artistic creation, innovation and education through the presentation of opera and related events encouraging public collaboration and community engagement for the people of the State of Alaska.