The primary mission of Opera Idaho is to fund and produce opera of the highest possible professional standard, in Boise and throughout the State of Idaho, and to foster wider acceptance, appreciation and enjoyment of opera and related art forms in young people and adults of all social and economic backgrounds, through diverse educational and outreach programs.
We have a season filled with outstanding operas, superlative collaborations and voices that will knock your socks off! Verdi’s Falstaff is an opera for theater and music lovers alike, and is bound to make you laugh with the classical humor based on Shakespeare’s character. Pagliacci, preceded by Pulcinella Suite danced by Ballet Idaho, is a favorite amongst opera lovers and is sure to be a full night of commedia dell’arte entertainment. The timely Susannah is set in the period of McCarthyism and echoes political and religious issues we still struggle with today.
But it’s not just the operas that will floor you: we’ve got an entire season of events aside from the main stage operas that are designed to keep your love of the art in full swing. Our à la carte productions are: the family opera Hansel & Gretel, based on the folktale written by The Grimm Brothers, to be performed at the end of December; The Winterreise Project, which is a collaboration between national choreographer Lauren Edson (former Trey McIntyre Project dancer) and our outstanding baritone Jason Detwiler, to be performed in February; and the continuation of our summer musical in concert series at the Idaho Botanical Garden with The Sound of Music in Concert to be performed in July 2013.
2012 – 2013 Season:
- Giuseppe Verdi’s FALSTAFF at The EGYPTIAN Theatre
Fri OCT 26th at 7:30pm & SUN 28th at 2:30pm
- Engelbert Humperdink’s HANSEL & GRETEL at Boise Contemporary Theatre
Fri FEB 28th & SAT 29th at 2:30 & 7pm and on
SUN 30th at 2:30pm
- THE WINTERREISE PROJECT at The EGYPTIAN Theatre
Fri FEB 1st at 7:30pm & SUN 3rd at 2:30pm
- Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI at The EGYPTIAN Theatre
Fri MAR 1st at 7:30pm & SUN 3rd at 2:30pm
- Carlisle Floyd’s SUSANNAH at The EGYPTIAN Theatre
Fri MAY 17th at 7:30pm & SUN 19th at 2:30pm
- Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The SOUND of MUSIC in Concert at BOTANICAL GARDENS
Fri JULY 19th 7pm & SUN 21st 7pm
(TIER 1 & 2 general seating in each tier)