Anchorage Opera's Ben Robinson is kicking off his 'Boss' career with a bodacious 80s bang!

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023 at 4:59 PM AKDT
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The Anchorage Opera has a new general director. His name is Ben Robinson and he has his first big show coming up this weekend Oct. 27, 28, and 29 at the Performing Arts Center, "The Elixir of Love." The new general director is also the stage director for this show but on top of that, Ben is setting the action on a Hollywood soundstage in the 80s. The stage actually rotates and the normal brevity of an opera is replaced with a full-blown 80s backdrop. The show is a show within a show, with the live action being shown on a big screen in the theater as well as the live acting. Lots of love, laughs and emotions all set with bright colors, big hair and the 80s themes that a lot of us love and have fond memories of. The 39-year-old Ben Robinson says making opera appealing and also entertaining while keeping to its roots is his goal. For more on the Anchorage Opera: If you have a story idea for Dave email him: