'Sound of Music' a must-see

Lisa Maurer

Congratulations to Anchorage Opera on a fantastic production of "The Sound of Music."

While musical theater is beyond the typical operatic repertoire, it was wonderful to hear the caliber of voices that a professional opera company can lure to the stage.

The visiting soloists, maestro Kelly Kuo, maestro Robert Ashens, director Bill Fabris and stage manager Whitney Schmerber brought a level of professionalism that opera and musical theatre fans alike can truly appreciate.

Yet, it was the Alaska performers and production crew that made the show touch our hearts. It was wonderful to see our incredible local talent featured in the chorus, the Von Trapp children, and several principal roles.

Judging from the standing ovations at each of the weekend's performances, it appears to be a resounding success. Bravo, everyone!

If you haven't seen it already, this show is a must-see production. The show runs through April 7 in the Discovery Theatre. Tickets are available at centertix.net. Help support arts in Alaska, and show our local talent how much we truly value their being a part of our community!

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Lisa Maurer