Juneau Lyric Opera


Juneau är huvudstad och utgör samtidigt ett borough i delstaten Alaska i USA. Staden har en yta av 8 430,4 km² och en befolkning, som uppgår till cirka 31 000 invånare. Själva centralorten har 17 500 invånare på en yta av 31 km².

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We may not look a day over 29, but it’s true! JLO is 40!

JLO will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary of bringing quality operas, musicals, and vocal performances to Juneau and surrounding communities. We want to celebrate, and for us, that means we want to sing! We are pleased to introduce our 2015-2016 line-up, featuring a show a month!


Spring Gala

April 17, 2015

On April 17 Juneau Lyric Opera will host its 8th Annual Spring Gala at Centennial Hall. This year’s Gala is the kickoff to JLO’s 40th Anniversary season featuring a Spanish theme and promoting our production of Don Giovanni which premieres on Friday April 24.  There will be complimentary light tapas, wine tasting featuring imported vintages from Europe and South America, a live outcry auction plus a dessert auction as well.  Doors open at 5:30 pm with a terrific live singing program featuring members of the star studded Don Giovanni  cast beginning at 7:00.  Tickets will be on sale through the JLO website, the JAHC and vendors throughout the community starting March 1.  Be sure to put April 17 on your calendar – this is a not to be missed event!

Don Giovanni

April 24-25, 2015 Juneau

May 1-2, 2015 Sitka

Don Giovanni is often lauded as one of the greatest operas ever composed.  Mozart’s exquisite music masterfully shadows the conniving but captivating Don, aided by his loyal servant, Leporello, in his quest to conquer all of the beautiful women he encounters, no matter what tragic consequences loom on the horizon.  In this contemporary staging of Mozart’s tragi-comic masterpiece, JLO showcases the talents of Director Paul Shipper, Conductor William Todd Hunt, and an extraordinary cast of singers from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Juneau, Sitka and the Pacific Northwest, for what is sure to be an unforgettable operatic experience.  Performances are in Italian, with supertitles, at the JACC on April 24th and 25th, 2015, and at the Sitka PAC on May 1st and 2nd, 2015.

Mid-Summer Vocal Workshop- Carmina Burana

August, 2015

You asked for it, and we’re here to please. Dr. Byron McGilvray is returning to to conduct one of our most requested pieces of music.


Who’s Your Diva

September 19, 2015

Juneau’s hottest diva sing-off is back again to rock the stage.  This year’s event will be pulling out Juneau’s talented singers to duke it out under the spotlight.

Halloween Ball

October 31, 2015

You read that right.  JLO is going to host a Halloween Ball like no other.  More details to come.

Opera/Musical Film Festival

November, 2015

Join us for opera and musicals on the big screen!

Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20, 2015

One of the most popular operas of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of how a crippled, young shepherd boy’s life changes forever when he sees an amazing star “as big as a window.”

When three foreign kings following the star in their search for a wondrous child encounter Amahl and his mother, the result is a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles.


Directed by Kathleen Wayne

Mid-Winter Vocal Festival

January 2016

Dr. Byron McGilvray and Janis Capelle will return to conduct the Festival Chorus and teach group lessons.

Man of La Mancha

March 11-13 & 18-20, 2016

Director Hal Ryder will return to Juneau to direct this classical musical about the legendary Don Quixote.  Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Spring Gala

April 2016

JLO’s signature spring fundraiser. More details to come!

Afternoon of Ave Marias

May 29, 2016

Some of your favorite local voices singing a collection of hand-picked hymns to Mary.

Cruise & Salmon Bake

June 2016

Join JLO and Allen Marine for a whale watching cruise and Salmon Bake.  And yes, there will be vocal performances!

40th Anniversary Re-Cap

July 2016

Rounding out our 40th Anniversary will be a trip down memory lane.  Local singers will perform a collection of songs performed by JLO vocalists over the past 40 years.

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