2017-2018 Season

Opera Idaho's 45th season opens with a concert version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! (August 18, 20 & 21,2017), followed by the first opera of the season L'elisir d'amore (October 6 & 8, 2017), a whimsical love story and one of Donizetti's most-performed comedic operas, starring Cecilia Violetta López as Adina. Opening the holiday season will be Gian-Carlo Menotti's tender story of a disabled boy and a miracle born out of kindness, Amahl & the Night Visitors (December 1 & 3, 2017).

2018 will see the return of The Winterreise Project, Schubert's song cycle, in an amalgamation of voice & movement (January 19 & 21, 2018), followed by Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece Madama Butterfly (February 16 & 18, 2018). The season will close with André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, a "Made in the USA" opera based on the 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, starring up and coming soprano Julie Adams as Blanche.

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Mainstage Operas

October 6 & 8, 2017
Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore (sung in Italian)
The Egyptian Theatre
Cecilia Violetta López, Adina
Thomas Glenn, Nemorino
Jason Detwiler, Belcore

February 16 & 18, 2018
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfy (sung in Italian)
The Morrison Center

April 6 & 8, 2018
André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire "Made in the USA"
The Egyptian Theatre
Julie Adams, Blanche
Gregory Gerbrandt, Stanley


Productions à la Carte

August 18, 20 & 21, 2017
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! in Concert
Scentsy Amphitheater/The Egyptian Theatre/Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater
Jason Detwiler, Curly
Jena Carpenter, Laurie
Stuart Weiser, Conductor

December 1 & 3, 2017
Gian-Carlo Menotti's Amahl & the Night Visitors
The Egyptian Theatre

January 19 & 21, 2018
Winterreise Project
Location TBA
Jason Detwiler, baritone



August 10, 2017
Operatini: Boots & Booze? I cain't say no
Location TBA

September 28, 2017
Operatini: Liquid Courage
The Sapphire Room

November 16, 2017
Operatini: Cocktails & Cabaret
The Sapphire Room

February 8, 2018
Operatini: One Fine Day
The Sapphire Room

March 29, 2018
Operatini: The Great American Songbook
The Sapphire Room

May 10, 2018
Operatini: I Want Magic
The Sapphire Room



September 23, 2017
Auction of Arias
The Arid Club

Febuary 3, 2018
Black & White Gala
Location TBA


Other concerts

November 3, 2017
Gaetano Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore
Stephens Performing Arts Center, ISU, Pocatello
[“Season of Note”]

February 10, 2018
Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly (semi-staged)

April 22, May 20 & June 10, 2018
Art Song Recital series
Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy