School Tour

In the 2023-2024 season, Opera Idaho embarked on a tour to schools across the Treasure Valley and neighboring areas, presenting a condensed rendition of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. This opera tells the story of Frederic, who was accidentally apprenticed to a group of kind-hearted but bumbling pirates when he was a child. Now that he’s grown up, he wants to leave the pirate life behind. As Frederic ventures out into the world, he meets the lovely Mabel and her family. There are lots of funny misunderstandings, catchy songs, and a heartwarming message about doing what’s right. 

Education Engagement Program

In an effort to acquaint our younger generations with the world of opera, Opera Idaho has been touring elementary schools for the past few years. It all began with Opera in a Box, a creative introduction to opera developed by local soprano Tiffany Calás. Since then, we upgraded our program by presenting condensed versions of beloved operas tailored for our young audience and visiting some high-schools and colleges with masterclasses for their choir and voice students. We’ve taken our productions across the Treasure Valley and neighboring regions, bringing classics like Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Massenet’s Cinderella, Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, and many others.

Education Engagement Sponsors

This production is made possible thanks to the financial support from: