2021-2022 Season


The season tickets you purchased last year for our 2020-2021 Season will be transferred to the upcoming 2021-2022 Season, but you do have the option to request a full refund, turn your tickets into a credit for other events or donate your amount if you prefer. If you would like to take advantage of the other options for your previously purchased tickets, or if you have questions, please call Merri at 208-345-3531 ext 2. If you are also an Operatini Subscriber, please note that you will need to renew your Operatini Subscription for the 2021-2022 Season by June 4 to keep your current seating assignments.

Mainstage Operas

The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár (sung in English)
Friday, October 8, 2021 ∙ 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2021 ∙ 7:30 PM

The Morrison Center

Lehár’s charming, uplifting comedy The Merry Widow plays out in a stream of memorable melodies. This operetta is a delightful tale of a woman’s quest for love. As the story unfolds, Hanna’s burgeoning romance with Danilo is hampered by mishap, intrigue and comedic misadventure. Soprano Cecilia Violetta López returns as Hanna, the wealthy young widow. 


George Bizet (sung in French)
Friday, January 28, 2022 ∙ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 30, 2022 ∙ 2:30 PM

The Morrison Center

Bizet’s Carmen returns to The Morrison Center. Carmen is the hottest woman in all of Seville – a free spirit who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go get it. Tenor Joshua Dennis returns as Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of this fiery gypsy. 

An American Dream

Jack Perla (sung in English)
Friday, March 11, 2022 ∙ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2022 ∙ 2:30 PM

The Egyptian Theatre 

Perla’s An American Dream is a contemporary opera inspired by true stories from American History during World War II. The opera explores the lives of two Puget Sound women: a Japanese American facing internment and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Conductor Jen Drake and Director Gordon Reinhart (most recently As One, 2019) return for this production. 

Dead Man Walking

Jake Heggie (sung in English)
Friday, April 22, 2022 ∙ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022 ∙ 2:30 PM

The Egyptian Theatre

Now one of the most performed American operas of all time, Jake Heggie’s first opera Dead Man Walking is based on a 1993 memoir of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, which was subsequently made into an Oscar-winning movie starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. It is a heart-wrenching story of grief, grace and redemption, recounting Sister Helen’s courageous struggle to provide spiritual guidance to a condemned Louisiana murderer in the months leading up to his execution. Making their Opera Idaho debut are mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata as Sister Helen Prejean and baritone Tim Mix as Joseph de Rocher. Sara Jobin (most recently Evgeny Onegin, 2015) returns to conduct. 

Add-On Production

All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914

Peter Rothstein
December 4-19, 2021
Performances will take place Wednesday-Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. 

Boise Contemporary Theatre

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. 

This production is in collaboration with Boise Contemporary Theatre.  


At The Sapphire Room

August 5, 2021
September 23, 2021
November 11, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 3, 2022
April 14, 2022

Thursdays, two performances:
• Early – doors open 5:30 pm, performance 6:15 pm
• Late – doors open 8:15 pm, performance 9:00 pm