Play a leading role in the development of the arts in Idaho by lending your support to Opera Idaho. Your contribution now helps us bring high-quality productions and music education to people of all ages throughout our State allowing individuals an opportunity to experience the beautiful and timeless art form that is opera.
Donations can also be made by calling Merri at 208-345-3531 ext. 2 or mailed to Opera Idaho at 513 South 8th St., Boise, ID 83702.
Opera Idaho has been producing opera in the Treasure Valley for over 40 years. In recent years, growing support has given Opera Idaho the ability to become one of the broadest-reaching arts organizations in Idaho. We have increased our presence throughout the State of Idaho by taking productions and programs to Pocatello, Ketchum and McCall. In the past two years, we have been able to reach over 40,000 people through our performances, education outreach programs, children’s choruses and involvement in community activities. Last year, over 30 elementary schools were able to experience opera through our tour of The Mini Magic Flute due to the financial support of our individual and corporate donors.
Season after season, audiences enjoy the thrill of seeing period costuming and beautiful sets and hearing glorious voices. Over the past 15 years, the number of audience members has increased by over 40% and we are keeping up with the demand by hosting events to open up opera to a wide range of new people. While ticket sales have increased, the dollars we generate from ticket sales only cover around 30% of the costs associated with opera. Your support is needed to continue the productions and programs and to help us grow to reach more individuals in the State and offer more opportunities to experience the all-encompassing art form that is opera.
We encourage you to consider support for the opera in the following ways:
- Become a season sponsor and enjoy the recognition in our program, verbal stage recognition and all print materials.
- Buy an ad in our program
- Become a LifeBlood Member of Opera Idaho and enjoy the extra events provided.
- Consider including Opera Idaho in your will. Ask us for more details.
- Support the children’s outreach program that provides the opportunity for children to see, hear and participate in Opera.
Support the two children’s choruses:
Angelus and Children’s Chorus for children and young adults from the school ages of second grade through tenth grade.
Becoming a donor is a great way to support the opera. We appreciate your continued generosity.
Other ways to Help Opera Idaho
For years, the decision about which organizations Fred Meyer supported rested with a small group of employees. Now you can choose who receives part of the $625,000 donated to the community each quarter.
This doesn't cost you anything, and it does not affect your Reward Points, Fuel Points or Rebates. This is just a way for you to tell Fred Meyer that you want Opera Idaho to receive a donation every time you shop at any of its stores.
Help Opera Idaho earn a donation by linking your Rewards Card number to our NPO number 90238 by clicking here to visit their website.
Through the use of Amazon Smile, 0.5% of all purchases can now be donated directly to Opera Idaho. It is a cost-free donation system for Opera Idaho and purchasers, because the donation is simply diverted from the purchase price, not added on.
While this donation should not replace your direct donation to Opera Idaho, it is a simple and easy way to support opera every time you make an online purchase. Any donation to Opera Idaho is helpful, and we always appreciate your support.
Supporting Opera Idaho through Amazon Smile is incredibly easy.
Click here and you will automatically be directed to Opera Idaho's Amazon Smile Page.
Click on Start Shopping. After you check out, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchase cost to Opera Idaho. It costs you nothing!
From then on, just use Smile.Amazon.com for all your Amazon.com shopping. Your donation preference will already be saved.