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vip experience in the park

Join opera lovers for a VIP experience before and after our free Opera in the Park concert on Saturday, July 9. Starting at 5:30pm, VIP guest will enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Open Table, and a post-concert dessert reception with artist meet & greet. 

VIP tickets include non-alcoholic beverages and hosted beer and wine with dinner, at intermission and following the concert. Non-alcoholic beverages include water, iced tea and sparkling huckleberry lemonade.

VIP Experience at Opera in the Park
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 pm

Tickets: $150 per person
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022


On Saturday, July 9, Opera Idaho will once again perform in the Gene Harris Bandshell at Julia Davis Park. This FREE concert outdoor concert features world-class soloists soprano Madison Leonard, mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, tenor Carlos E. Santelli, and baritone Brian Major; the Opera Idaho Opera Chorus and a live orchestra, under the baton of conductor Andy Anderson. 

You’ll enjoy highlights from our season, opera favorites, and musical theatre selections. Over 1,000 Idahoans came to enjoy over two hours of free music at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park. This season we will also have food trucks and a beer garden! 

Opera in the Park
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm

FREE concert
Gene Harris Bandshell at Julia Davis Park

SEEKING memorabilia

Do you remember Opera Idaho from “way back when?” It’s hard to believe, but “way back when” spans almost 50 years! The very first performance by then-Boise Civic Opera was Weill’s Street Scene, on November 30, 1973, at Boise High School. Boise Civic Opera became Boise Opera in 1983, then Opera Idaho in 1997. In November 2023, Opera Idaho will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. As we begin our 50th season this fall, we will be celebrating this monumental event all year long. As part of the festivities, we have plans to feature special displays of archived programs, photos, recordings and more!

Do you have any special memories of Opera Idaho’s past? Perhaps you have participated in a mainstage opera production as a named role artist, chorus member or a member of the orchestra? Did you ever volunteer as a supernumerary (extra) or help with sets, costumes or makeup? Were you a member of the Children’s Chorus? We’d love to see your photos or old programs that we may not already have in our archives.

Please email Merri Carr at the Opera Idaho office at with your photos or stop by our offices at 515 S. 9th St. during business hours. (Mon.- Fri. from 9:00am – 4:30pm)