Opera Idaho News
Opera Idaho News • October 2012
Met Live in HD Series Begins this Saturday!

Edwards 21:
Sat., October 13, 2012
at 10:55 am

Wed., November 7, 2012
at 6:30pm* 

Coffee and Conversations with Opera Idaho's Mark Junkert will start at 10:15 am at the Edwards 21 location. 

New this season 
Edwards Downtown: 
Sat., October 13, 2012
at 10:55 am*

Wed., November 7, 2012
at 6:30pm*

*This location will not have Coffee and Conversations for this performance.

L'Elisir d'Amore
New Production
Approximate runtime: 3:02
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

For more information, click here to access the Met Live in HD website.

Opera Idaho's 2012-13 Season

Friday, October 26
Sunday, October 28
The Egyptian Theatre

Hansel & Gretel
December 28-30
Boise Contemporary Theater

Lauren Edson & Jason Detwiler in
The Winterreise Project
Friday, February 1
Sunday, February 3
The Egyptian Theatre


Paglacci with
Pulcinella Suite
Friday, March 1
Sunday, March 3
The Egyptian Theatre

Friday, May 17
Sunday, May 19
The Egyptian Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein's
The Sound of Music in Concert
Friday, July 19
Sunday, July 21
The Idaho Botanical Gardens

To purchase single tickets or subscribe to our 2012-13 Season please visit our website at www.operaidaho.org!

Be Sure to Join Us for a Night of Fine Dressing, Fine Dining, 
Fine Opera:

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Please join us this Friday, October 12, 2012 for Opera Idaho's first fundraiser of the year, Auction of Arias. In addition to enjoying an evening of excellent food, wine and a silent auction (see below) full of goodies, you will be regaled by some of the country's finest opera singers while they perform their best arias. This event is not to be missed!  
October 12, 2012
Boise Philharmonic Reception Room,
516 S. 9th Street
$80 for dinner, dessert, & arias
$30 for wine & arias

To purchase tickets please visit our website or call Fernando, 345-3531 ext. 2
To further entice you to join us for Auction of Arias, some of our Silent Auction items include:
  • A Bronco Football Package,                             BSU vs. UNLV - Saturday, October 20th. 
Boise State Football (10.26.10)
  • Christmas in McCall - Take your family to McCall for the holiday. Lovely, spacious condo at Hearthstone - sleeps 8, 3 full baths.
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  • Bikram Yoga 10-Class Punch Card.
  • Tickets to various holiday shows, including Nutcracker, Hansel and Gretel, and Messiah
  • Tequila Basket
  • Gift certificates to various local restaurants, including Bonefish Grill, Le Cafe de Paris, and more!

Join us for
Operatini: A Smooth Finish


Every opera deserves to be celebrated, and what better way to do so than over a finely crafted martini.  To heighten the anticipation for our season opener, Falstaff, we are hosting an “Operatini Party.” We will be highlighting well-known master mixologist, Brian Livesay of Boise's Matador restaurant to create a special martini just for Opera Idaho. This martini will have a Falstaff-specific name and theme and will be served the entire evening of the party to celebrate quality opera and quality mixology in Idaho!

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tickets: $20.00*, 2 for $35.00 *
*price includes appetizers, but not martinis
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beside Bardenay
610 W. Grove Street, Boise, ID
For tickets please call Fernando Menéndez
at (208) 345-3531 ext. 2.

Happy 199th Birthday to 
Giuseppe Verdi, 
composer of Falstaff !


Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. Musically, he was part of European Romanticism, and was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world. Transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture – such as "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Va, pensiero" (The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (The Drinking Song) from La traviata and the "Grand March" from Aida.

Verdi’s masterworks dominate the standard opera repertoire a century and a half after their composition.  Falstaff was Verdi's final opera, written when the composer was 79.

(Click here to continue reading more about Verdi on wikipedia.org.)


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