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2014-2015 Season Subscription
and The King and I single tickets
are now on sale!

Mainstage Productions

Verdi’s
Rigoletto

November 14 & 16
2014
Tchaikovsky’s
Evgeny Onegin

February 13 & 15
2015
Rossini’s
Il barbiere di Siviglia

May 8 & 10
2015

Productions À la Carte

Rodgers &
Hammerstein’s
The King and I
in Concert

August 15 & 17
2014

Gluck’s
Orpheus and Euridice

October 24 & 26
2014
Collaboration with
Boise Baroque
& Ballet Idaho
Krása’s
Brundibár

April 16, 2015
with Opera Idaho Children’s Choruses

We have a season filled with outstanding operas, incredible collaborations and glorious male voices! The new season will be the season of the baritone, their glorious resonant sound giving life to each opera’s title character. For those of you who came to Carmen, did you not love our toreador? After such a successful production of Carmen at the Morrison Center, Rigoletto will once again have us returning to this wonderful venue. The vengeance-seeking hunchback Rigoletto … the solemn, mysterious Russian aristocrat … the carefree man-about-town Figaro … different men, all baritones!

Rigoletto is considered by many to be the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s first operatic masterpiece. We’ll return to The Egyptian Theater with Evgeny Onegin, the first Russian opera performed by Opera Idaho. It is the most-often performed of Russian operas in the U.S., and was the season-opening opera of The Metropolitan Opera in 2013 and featured in a Met – Live in HD broadcast seen around the world. Gioacchino Rossini’s comic masterpiece Il barbiere di Siviglia has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music. Even after two hundred years, its popularity on the modern opera stage attests to that greatness – as a staple of the operatic repertoire, Il barbiere appears as number nine on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide.

We have 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: Our summer production of The King and I in Concert, Orpheus and Euridice, and the double bill of Brundibár & Another Sunrise. Christoph Willibald Gluck’s late classical period opera Orpheus and Euridice will presented in a semi-staged, English-language version as a collaboration between Boise Baroque, Opera Idaho and Ballet Idaho. This is the first-ever collaboration of Opera Idaho with Boise Baroque. Brundibár is a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása and will be performed by Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses in honor of Idaho Holocaust Remembrance.

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Subscriber
Appreciation
Night

Monday, April 28, 6:00pm
The Arid Club

If you purchase a 2014-15 season subscription by April 28th, you will be automatically invited to our Subscriber Appreciation Night at the Arid Club. We will have delicious wines, a variety of appetizers and live music!

Marcus SheltonTenor Marcus Shelton will be singing some arias from our 2014-15 season as well as other favorites. Marcus will also be singing in our current production of Gianni Schicchi & Trouble in Tahiti. This will be Marcus’ 3rd time in Boise. He sang the role of Tonio in our 2011 production of La fille du Regiment—famous for the aria “Ah! Mes amis, quell jour de fête” … it features nine high Cs and has been called the “Mount Everest” for tenors. He also sang the role of Prince Ramiro in our 50’s-inspired production of La Cenerentola in 2010.