2020-2021 Season

Mainstage and Operatini Season Subscriptions are now on sale! Single tickets for mainstage operas will go on sale August 1.

Mainstage Operas

The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár (sung in English)
October 30 & November 1, 2020
The Egyptian Theatre

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. 


Giuseppe Verdi (sung in Italian)
January 29 & 31, 2021
The Egyptian Theatre

Verdi’s Macbeth is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. Soprano Eleni Calenos and baritone Kyu Won Han, two of the stars of Tosca (2017), will portray the ruthless couple that stops at nothing to fulfill their prophecy. A classic thriller of power, greed and the destructive costs of tyrannical ambitions. 

An American Dream

Jack Perla (sung in English)
March 12 & 14, 2021
The Egyptian Theatre

Perla’s An American Dream is a contemporary opera inspired by true stories from American History during World War II. It represents Opera Idaho’s contribution to the cultural project “Immigration: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging” featuring performances and exhibits surrounding the topic of immigration.


George Bizet (sung in French)
April 23 & 25, 2021
The Morrison Center

Bizet’s Carmen returns to The Morrison Center to close Opera Idaho’s 48th season. 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. 

Add-On Productions

Side by Side by Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim
August 14, 15 & 16, 2020
Location TBA

Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. Featuring beloved hits from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Company, Follies, West Side Story, Anyone Can Whistle, Evening Primrose, Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The Mad Show, Pacific Overtures, and Do I Hear a Waltz?

All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914

Peter Rothstein
December 5, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2020
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.  


Summer Operatini 
Thursday, August 6, 2020, Time & Location TBA
One performance

At The Sapphire Room
September 17, 2020
October 22, 2020
January 21, 2021
March 4, 2021
April 15, 2021
Thursdays, two performances:
• Early – doors open 5:30 pm, performance 6:15 pm
• Late – doors open 8:15 pm, performance 9:00 pm