Bring Your Family to Our Open House!
Opera Idaho News • September 2012

1.  Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy Open House
2.  Children's Choruses Auditions This Week
3.  Volunteer Luncheon Coming Soon!
4.  Art Song Recital, September:  Wolf's "Italienisches Liederbuch"
5.  Resident Company Update
6.  Subscribe to Our 2012-13 Season!

 

Children's Choruses Auditions This Week
 
The opera's doors are open this week to audition for the Children's Choruses led by Linda Berg. These incredible ensembles will participate in a multiplicity of events this year including the main stage operas Falstaff, Hansel & Gretel and Susannah as well as the annual participation in Ballet Idaho's The Nutcracker, and a mini production of The Pirates of Penzance

If your child is interested in being a part of our ensemble, please e-mail fernando@operaidaho.org to schedule a time. More information available on our website.

 

'Lunch on Us' for Annual Volunteer Luncheon!
 

Ever had a desire to give back to the community by donating your time?  Opera Idaho is a great nonprofit to gift that time to, and we make it a lot of fun!  From ushering to mailings, we need your skills to help our events go off without a hitch!

The Volunteer Luncheon is a great event to attend to get more information about existing volunteer opportunities, meet other volunteers, get a preview of our 2012-13 season and pick which events you'd like to help us with! Lunch provided by the Opera Idaho staff.  We'll have two mezzo-sopranos and one baritone, all new to the Resident Company in the last year, each singing an aria for your enjoyment.
 

September 13th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
513 S. 8th Street
FREE*

 

*Please RSVP by e-mailing janessa@operaidaho.org.
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 Opera Idaho's 2012-13 Season

Verdi's
Falstaff
Friday, October 26
Sunday, October 28
The Egyptian Theatre


Humperdinck's
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

Leoncavallo's
Paglacci with
Stravinsky's
Pulcinella Suite
Friday, March 1
Sunday, March 3
The Egyptian Theatre

Floyd's
Susannah
Friday, May 17
Sunday, May 19
The Egyptian Theatre


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

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

Join Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic and Opera Idaho for the ESPAA Open House!
 
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September 15th marks the second annual Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy Open House, put on by Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic & Opera Idaho (the three organizations that make up the Academy). 

Bring your family down to our Academy (between 8th and 9th, Myrtle & Fulton streets) to partake in the myriad of events we'll be offering: free mini-demonstrations and classes hosted by each organization, a community mural the kids can partake in, free popcorn and cotton candy, live mascots and more!


 
September 15th
1pm-4pm
513 S. 8th Street
FREE

Get Ready for This Season's Art Song Recital Series! 
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Last year was the first year we experimented with a free series of Art Song Recitals; a type of operatic song, usually based on poetry, that is sung in a concert setting.  We had tremendous turn-out for all our recitals, and we're excited to start the series back up!

Our first in the series will be performed by a couple of very talented vocalists, Diana Livingston Friedley and Geoffrey Friedley, who will be singing Hugo Wolf's "Italienisches Liederbuch". 

Sunday, September 23rd at 2:30pm
Location: 516 S. 9th St., Boise Phil. Reception Room
All events followed by a reception
FREE

Other concerts:
November 18: A Visit From the East (of Idaho)
April 7: Love in the Afternoon
May 5: The Birds and the Bees
June 2: Anything Goes


For more information please visit our website.
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Update: Resident Company
 

The Opera Idaho Resident Company is a group of vocalists who participate as the chorus and small to major leads in our main stage operas.  The group is a mix of college students, professionals and part-time vocalists. 

Recently, the Resident Company elected new officers.  The company re-elected Michael Jarolomik as President and newly elected Jason Detwiler as Vice-President.


Last week, Opera Idaho had auditions for the Resident Company and had a great turn-out: about twenty auditions and brought in seven new members!  Watch for new faces in our 2012-13 season.

 

 




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