Operatini
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of George Frederic Handel’s Acis & Galatea serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

5:30pm- Door opens for dinner

6:15pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 5:30pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Operatini
Oct
31
8:15 PM20:15

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of George Frederic Handel’s Acis & Galatea serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

8:15pm- Door opens for dinner

9:00pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 8:15pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Acis & Galatea by Handel
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Acis & Galatea by Handel

Opera Idaho joins Boise Baroque Orchestra (BBO) and its newly appointed artistic advisor Robert Franz for a semi-staged opera by George Frederick Handel, the most well-known of all Baroque composers. Acis & Galatea is the composer’s most popular dramatic work and has remained in the opera repertory continuously since its premiere in 1718. It is the first Handel opera produced in Opera Idaho’s 47-year history. Opera Idaho and BBO last collaborated to present Gluck’s Orpheus in 2014.

Tenor Karim Sulayman, winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, performs the role of Acis. Young Artist soprano Cara Gabrielson performs the role of Galatea. Franz led Opera Idaho’s West Side Story in Concert (2018) and, as then-music director of the Boise Philharmonic, Faust (2009). Canadian director Erin Armstrong makes her Opera Idaho debut.

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Acis & Galatea by Handel
Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

Acis & Galatea by Handel

Opera Idaho joins Boise Baroque Orchestra (BBO) and its newly appointed artistic advisor Robert Franz for a semi-staged opera by George Frederick Handel, the most well-known of all Baroque composers. Acis & Galatea is the composer’s most popular dramatic work and has remained in the opera repertory continuously since its premiere in 1718. It is the first Handel opera produced in Opera Idaho’s 47-year history. Opera Idaho and BBO last collaborated to present Gluck’s Orpheus in 2014.

Tenor Karim Sulayman, winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, performs the role of Acis. Young Artist soprano Cara Gabrielson performs the role of Galatea. Franz led Opera Idaho’s West Side Story in Concert (2018) and, as then-music director of the Boise Philharmonic, Faust (2009). Canadian director Erin Armstrong makes her Opera Idaho debut.

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Operatini
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes Opera Idaho’s Young Artists and members of Opera Idaho’s Resident Company serenading you with holiday, opera and musical theatre favorites, and a dinner bar.

5:30pm- Door opens for dinner

6:15pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 5:30pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Operatini
Dec
5
8:15 PM20:15

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes Opera Idaho’s Young Artists and members of Opera Idaho’s Resident Company serenading you with holiday, opera and musical theatre favorites, and a dinner bar.

8:15pm- Door opens for dinner

9:00pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 8:15pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Operatini
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

5:30pm- Door opens for dinner

6:15pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 5:30pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Operatini
Feb
6
8:15 PM20:15

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

8:15pm- Door opens for dinner

9:00pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 8:15pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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La bohème by Puccini
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

La bohème by Puccini

La bohème, Giacomo Puccini’s beloved masterpiece of Bohemian life in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, returns to Opera Idaho for the seventh time – no opera has been presented more often in the company’s history. The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, La bohème is perennially performed more than any opera in the world.

The production stars Irish soprano Celine Byrne as Mimi. Byrne made her operatic debut as Mimi in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production and in 2012 she was heard at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the lead role of Dvorak’s Rusalka. Soon afterwards she was invited back to assume the role of Mimi, followed by Micaela in Carmen and, in the seasons that have followed she has performed extensively throughout Europe as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico. She made her American debut in 2018 as Magda in Minnesota Opera’s La rondine. Jessica E. Jones (Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, 2016) returns as Musetta. Conductor Stefano Sarzani, who conducted La bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago in early 2019, makes his Opera Idaho debut; Andrew Nienaber (Don Giovanni, 2018; L’elisir d’amore, 2017; and Tosca, 2017) returns to direct.

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La bohème by Puccini
Feb
16
2:30 PM14:30

La bohème by Puccini

La bohème, Giacomo Puccini’s beloved masterpiece of Bohemian life in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, returns to Opera Idaho for the seventh time – no opera has been presented more often in the company’s history. The passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, La bohème is perennially performed more than any opera in the world.

The production stars Irish soprano Celine Byrne as Mimi. Byrne made her operatic debut as Mimi in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production and in 2012 she was heard at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the lead role of Dvorak’s Rusalka. Soon afterwards she was invited back to assume the role of Mimi, followed by Micaela in Carmen and, in the seasons that have followed she has performed extensively throughout Europe as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico. She made her American debut in 2018 as Magda in Minnesota Opera’s La rondine. Jessica E. Jones (Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, 2016) returns as Musetta. Conductor Stefano Sarzani, who conducted La bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago in early 2019, makes his Opera Idaho debut; Andrew Nienaber (Don Giovanni, 2018; L’elisir d’amore, 2017; and Tosca, 2017) returns to direct.

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Young Artist Art Song Recital
Mar
29
2:30 PM14:30

Young Artist Art Song Recital

In simple terms, an art song is a poem set to music, usually for trained voice and piano accompaniment. More than that, art song strives to be the perfect combination of music and literature, based on four elements: poet, composer, singer and accompanist. The composer uses the full resources of the art form to embellish the poet’s text, sometimes even realizing potential interpretations that were not explicit in the poet’s words. In well-realized Art Song, the composer creates a duet between the accompanist and the vocalist. That is, the art song paints for us a picture of what the poet might have envisioned.

Opera Idaho’s Young Artists and Resident Company singers are featured this series of recitals dedicated to art songs. These non-staged songs often incorporate well-known poems and seasonal themes with complex music and piano. 

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Operatini
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

5:30pm- Door opens for dinner

6:15pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 5:30pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Operatini
Apr
16
8:15 PM20:15

Operatini

Come enjoy a fun evening of music, food and drinks! The ticket price includes the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking serenading you with some of their favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre, and a dinner bar.

8:15pm- Door opens for dinner

9:00pm- Performance begins

Doors WILL NOT OPEN prior to 8:15pm

$24 general, $32 preferred

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Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie

Now one of the most performed American operas of all time, Jake Heggie’s first opera Dead Man Walking was commissioned by and premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2000. Dead Man Walking is based on a 1993 memoir of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, which was subsequently made into an Oscar-winning movie starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. It is a heart-wrenching story of grief, grace and redemption, recounting Sister Helen’s courageous struggle to provide spiritual guidance to a condemned Louisiana murderer in the months leading up to his execution.

Heggie has become the leading living American composer of operas, having also written The End of the Affair, Three Decembers, Moby Dick and It’s a Wonderful Life. He is currently at work on If I Were You, a new opera commissioned by San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Sara Jobin (most recently Evgeny Onegin, 2015) returns to conduct. Sara is the newly appointed artistic director of The Center for Contemporary Opera and last season made an important debut, conducting the LA Phil New Music Group at Disney Hall. Director Kristine McIntyre, who has staged the opera in Kansas City, Des Moines and Madison, makes her Opera Idaho debut.

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Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie
Apr
26
2:30 PM14:30

Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie

Now one of the most performed American operas of all time, Jake Heggie’s first opera Dead Man Walking was commissioned by and premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2000. Dead Man Walking is based on a 1993 memoir of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, which was subsequently made into an Oscar-winning movie starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. It is a heart-wrenching story of grief, grace and redemption, recounting Sister Helen’s courageous struggle to provide spiritual guidance to a condemned Louisiana murderer in the months leading up to his execution.

Heggie has become the leading living American composer of operas, having also written The End of the Affair, Three Decembers, Moby Dick and It’s a Wonderful Life. He is currently at work on If I Were You, a new opera commissioned by San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Sara Jobin (most recently Evgeny Onegin, 2015) returns to conduct. Sara is the newly appointed artistic director of The Center for Contemporary Opera and last season made an important debut, conducting the LA Phil New Music Group at Disney Hall. Director Kristine McIntyre, who has staged the opera in Kansas City, Des Moines and Madison, makes her Opera Idaho debut.

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The Billy Goats Gruff
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

The Billy Goats Gruff

During the 2019-2020 season, Opera Idaho will be visiting schools for free with John Davie’s operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. The opera explores the themes of bullying, feelings and how to work and play together. This fun 40-minute children’s opera will be sung by the talented Opera Idaho Young Artists.

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The Billy Goats Gruff
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Billy Goats Gruff

During the 2019-2020 season, Opera Idaho will be visiting schools for free with John Davie’s operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. The opera explores the themes of bullying, feelings and how to work and play together. This fun 40-minute children’s opera will be sung by the talented Opera Idaho Young Artists.

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Young Artist Concert
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Young Artist Concert

Soprano Cara Gabrielson, mezzo-soprano Ashley Kay Armstrong, Tenor Max Jacob Zander and Baritone Radames Andrew Gil will reprise some of their selection from the Let’s Go to Paris concert, along with some of their favorite arias from the canons of opera. This concert is part of McCall’s Music Society’s Second Sunday Sounds.

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Let’s Go To Paris
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Let’s Go To Paris

Join us for a free concert commemorating the 300th anniversary Paris Opera and the 30th anniversary Bastille Opera House. This concert will feature classical and contemporary pieces from works that take place or premiered in or around Paris, or have some ties to Parisian life; performed by Resident Company members as well as our visiting young artists.

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Manon by Jules Massenet
Sep
29
2:30 PM14:30

Manon by Jules Massenet

Opera Idaho favorite Cecilia Violetta López stars in the title role of Jules Massenet’s romantic opera, one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. López is the perfect diva to bring to life Manon’s story – a story about an innocent country girl who became a celebrated courtesan and ends up a destitute prisoner – as she returns to Opera Idaho for the fifth time in recent years (Maria in West Side Story in Concert, 2018; Adina in L’elisir d’amore, 2017; Violetta in La traviata, 2016; and, Gilda in Rigoletto, 2014). In the 2018/19 season Cecilia made debuts at Minnesota Opera and Colorado Opera, both as Violetta, and Opera Omaha (Marguerite in Faust), and she returned to Virginia Opera as Adina. In 2017 Cecilia was awarded an Idaho State Concurrent Resolution honoring her life as an Idahoan and her work in the field of opera, and last fall she sang at the re-opening of the Idaho State Museum.

The opera is the second Massenet opera to be staged at Opera Idaho, following a well-received Werther (2017). Manon features Opera Idaho debuts by conductor Edwin Outwater and director John de los Santos. Two other cast members return from 2017’s L’elisir d’amore: tenor Thomas Glenn as Des Grieux and baritone Jason Detwiler as Lescaut.

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Manon by Jules Massenet
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Manon by Jules Massenet

Opera Idaho favorite Cecilia Violetta López stars in the title role of Jules Massenet’s romantic opera, one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. López is the perfect diva to bring to life Manon’s story – a story about an innocent country girl who became a celebrated courtesan and ends up a destitute prisoner – as she returns to Opera Idaho for the fifth time in recent years (Maria in West Side Story in Concert, 2018; Adina in L’elisir d’amore, 2017; Violetta in La traviata, 2016; and, Gilda in Rigoletto, 2014). In the 2018/19 season Cecilia made debuts at Minnesota Opera and Colorado Opera, both as Violetta, and Opera Omaha (Marguerite in Faust), and she returned to Virginia Opera as Adina. In 2017 Cecilia was awarded an Idaho State Concurrent Resolution honoring her life as an Idahoan and her work in the field of opera, and last fall she sang at the re-opening of the Idaho State Museum.

The opera is the second Massenet opera to be staged at Opera Idaho, following a well-received Werther (2017). Manon features Opera Idaho debuts by conductor Edwin Outwater and director John de los Santos. Two other cast members return from 2017’s L’elisir d’amore: tenor Thomas Glenn as Des Grieux and baritone Jason Detwiler as Lescaut.

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Operatini
Sep
19
8:15 PM20:15

Operatini

Join us as the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Jules Massenet's "Manon" serenade you with favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre. Enjoy a dinner bar and a cocktail especially designed for this operatini.


General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person 


OperaIdaho.org

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Operatini
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Operatini

Join us as the cast of Opera Idaho’s upcoming production of Jules Massenet's "Manon" serenade you with favorites from the canons of opera and musical theatre. Enjoy a dinner bar and a cocktail especially designed for this operatini.


General: $22 per person, Preferred: $30 per person 


OperaIdaho.org

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Auction of Arias
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Auction of Arias

Join Opera Idaho for a night of vocal and culinary delights with the artists from the upcoming production of MANON.


Location: Arid Club

1137 W River St, Boise


Cost: $100 per person for entire event

          $45 per person for wine & arias only


Time: 5:30 pm for entire event

           7:30 pm for wine & arias only

For more information or to purchase tickets visit OperaIdaho.org or call 208-345-3531 ext. 2

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Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Muti Conducts Verdi Aida
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Verdi Aida

“For more than 40 years, Riccardo Muti has been the king of Verdi conductors, the one who most makes you feel you are hearing the composer’s operas for the very first time” (The New York Times). Through his tenure as music director, Muti has conducted highly acclaimed CSO performances of Verdi operas, including a landmark presentation of Falstaff in 2016. The maestro now leads a concert performance of Verdi’s grandest opera, the triumphant Aida, featuring a spectacular cast of international singers and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

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Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Beethoven's 9th Symphony

CSO: Beethoven's 9th

Bernstein's "Ode to Freedom"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Marin Alsop, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus soloists
Tamara Wilson
, soprano
Michelle DeYoung
, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby
, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green
, bass-baritone

Pavilion

Saturday, July 14, 2018

4:30 PM

Donor Gates Open

5:00 PM

Public Gates Open

7:30 PM

Concert Starts

Tickets: $100 / $25
Lawn: $10

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Muti Conducts Rossini Stabat Mater

“Rossini's Stabat mater is a longstanding specialty of Mr. Muti's. It moves in several directions at once: the arias are as operatic as can be, yet the two unaccompanied choruses are sublimely devotional. The music is unquestionably dramatic: not the extroverted drama of a costumed operatic pageant, but of a prayerful supplicant's interior passion” (The New York Times). Riccardo Muti leads the CSO, Chicago Symphony Chorus and internationally celebrated singers in Rossini's dramatic and thrilling Stabat mater. Lovers of opera and choral works alike will not want to miss this remarkable program that also features Mozart's Kyrie in D Minor and the haunting Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn by Cherubini, whom Beethoven considered the greatest of his contemporaries.

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
17
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

  • Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore, (map)
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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM
Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore

This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time.

Tickets available May 18, 2018 through Brucemore at 319-362-7375 or brucemore.org

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM
Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore

This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time.

Tickets available May 18, 2018 through Brucemore at 319-362-7375 or brucemore.org

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

  • Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore (map)
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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM

Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time. 

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Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Brigadoon by Lerner and Loewe

  • Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore (map)
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BRIGADOON by Lerner and Loewe
Thursday - Sunday, June 14-17, 7:30PM

Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
This beloved classic musical tells the story of a mystical Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years and a romance that must bridge the magical mists of time. 

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Turandot at CROT
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Turandot at CROT


Act I
A crowd is assembled before the Imperial Palace in Peking.  A Mandarin announces Princess Turandot's fatal decree: the princess will only marry the man who succeeds in answering three riddles put before him; the punishment for failure is death.  The Prince of Persia, who has failed in the attempt, is to be beheaded at the rising of the moon.  The crowd ghoulishly anticipates the spectacle, calls out to the executioner, and tries to force its way into the palace.  Two people are nearly overrun by the crowd:  Timur, the aged, deposed & exiled Tartar King, and Liù, his gentle and faithful slave-girl companion.  When Liù calls for help, a young man comes forward to offer assistance.  It is Prince Calaf, also a fugitive in exile and Timur's son.  They recognize each other and are reunited.  Calaf gratefully asks Liù the reason for her sacrifice to accompany the aging ruler and she shyly tells him that one day the Prince had smiled at her and since that day her life has been devoted to him. The crowd impatiently awaits the rising of the moon.  As the Prince of Persia is led through the crowd, their thirst for blood turns to pity and they call on Turandot to spare him.  Calaf curses the Princess for her cruelty, but when she appears in the moonlight he cannot help himself and rapturously expresses his wonder.  With an imperious gesture, Turandot orders the execution to proceed. Calaf is overwhelmed by her beauty. Timur and Liù vainly warn him of the danger of such an infatuation.  Calaf pays no heed and approaches the gong to announce his intention to be put to the test.  Three Imperial Ministers (Ping, Pang and Pong) appear and attempt to dissuade him.  Calaf does not yield even when the executioner reappears brandishing the Prince of Persia's head.  He rushes to the gong, striking three fatal blows and simultaneously calling out Turandot's name.  ...

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Turandot at CROT
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Turandot at CROT


Act I
A crowd is assembled before the Imperial Palace in Peking.  A Mandarin announces Princess Turandot's fatal decree: the princess will only marry the man who succeeds in answering three riddles put before him; the punishment for failure is death.  The Prince of Persia, who has failed in the attempt, is to be beheaded at the rising of the moon.  The crowd ghoulishly anticipates the spectacle, calls out to the executioner, and tries to force its way into the palace.  Two people are nearly overrun by the crowd:  Timur, the aged, deposed & exiled Tartar King, and Liù, his gentle and faithful slave-girl companion.  When Liù calls for help, a young man comes forward to offer assistance.  It is Prince Calaf, also a fugitive in exile and Timur's son.  They recognize each other and are reunited.  Calaf gratefully asks Liù the reason for her sacrifice to accompany the aging ruler and she shyly tells him that one day the Prince had smiled at her and since that day her life has been devoted to him. The crowd impatiently awaits the rising of the moon.  As the Prince of Persia is led through the crowd, their thirst for blood turns to pity and they call on Turandot to spare him.  Calaf curses the Princess for her cruelty, but when she appears in the moonlight he cannot help himself and rapturously expresses his wonder.  With an imperious gesture, Turandot orders the execution to proceed. Calaf is overwhelmed by her beauty. Timur and Liù vainly warn him of the danger of such an infatuation.  Calaf pays no heed and approaches the gong to announce his intention to be put to the test.  Three Imperial Ministers (Ping, Pang and Pong) appear and attempt to dissuade him.  Calaf does not yield even when the executioner reappears brandishing the Prince of Persia's head.  He rushes to the gong, striking three fatal blows and simultaneously calling out Turandot's name.  ...

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La Traviata
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

La Traviata

Among lavish parties and influential friends, true love finds Violetta, a famed Parisian courtesan. As she leaves the “city of lights” for a house in the country with her beloved Alfredo, an infamous past still haunts her. And now she will give up her dream of love to protect the man she adores with terrible consequences. Giuseppe Verdi’s awe-inspiring music combined to a heart-breaking libretto has made La traviata one of the repertoire cornerstones of opera companies around the world.

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