opera idaho’s 50th season

The 2022-2023 season will be Opera Idaho’s 50th season. In the video above, our General Director Mark Junkert and Artistic Advisor Cecilia Violetta López talk about the upcoming season.

UPCOMING YOUTH PERFORMANCES

Children’s Choruses Spring Concert

Come join us as the Opera Idaho Children’s Choruses present their closing concert of the season. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Voices of Children Foundation, a Ukraine-based organization that has been helping children affected by war since 2015. 

Saturday, May 14 • 4:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student/child

First Presbyterian Church
950 W State St, Boise

Rising Stars Spring Recital

Rising Stars is an opera training and college preparatory program for young singers in their Junior and Senior years in high school.

Sunday, May 22 • 7:00 pm
FREE Admission

Boise Philharmonic Reception Room
516 South 9th St, Boise

Art Song Recital

Join Opera Idaho for a free recital of art songs. Resident Company singers are featured in the second in this series of recitals dedicated to art songs. These non-stage songs often incorporate well-known and seasonal themes with complex music and piano.

Sunday, May 15 • 2:30 pm
Free Admission

Boise Philharmonic Hall
516 South 9th Street, Boise

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 merri@operaidaho.org with your photos or stop by our offices at 515 S. 9th St. during business hours. (Mon.- Fri. from 9:00am – 4:30pm)