Opera Idaho

It's the Voices! WHO WE ARE

Opera Idaho Staff:

Mark Junkert
-General Director
[email protected]

Stephanie Derentz
-Development & Marketing Director
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Tony Hartshorn
- Production Manager
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Fernando Menendez
-Marketing & Education Manager
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Nik Dumas
-Artistic Administrator
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Merri Carr
-Administrative Coordinator
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Kelly Kaye
-Chorus Master

For more information visit our website at www.operaidaho.org

Operating as usual

08/26/2021

Two of our Emerging Artists: Sable Strout and Jack Canfield will be performing with Boise Baroque Orchestra this Sunday, September 29 at Chateau des Fleur in Eagle.

Tickets available at boisebaroque.org

Photos from Opera Idaho's post 07/26/2021

Photos from Opera Idaho's post

07/11/2021

Last night we had our first public event in 18 months at Julia Davis Park. Thank you for everyone that made it happen, and a specially big thank you to the over 1000 music lovers who braved the hot weather and made it a grand night for singing!!!

07/10/2021

Final rehearsal for Opera in the Park! Join us tomorrow for the free concert at Julia Davis Park.

07/07/2021

Come one, come all to Opera Idaho’s first ever OPERA IN THE PARK. The performance is FREE and will feature some of our favorite Opera Idaho soloists, the Opera Idaho Chorus and orchestra all lead by Maestro Andy Anderson.
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket, and relax with your friends, family and loved ones at the park.
See you then!

@ceciliaviolettalopez
@tah_luwihare
@bengulleythinks
@operbaritonbede
@maestroandyanderson

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Come one, come all to Opera Idaho’s first ever OPERA IN THE PARK. The performance is FREE and will feature some of our favorite Opera Idaho soloists, the Opera Idaho Chorus and orchestra all lead by Maestro Andy Anderson.
Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket, and relax with your friends, family and loved ones at the park.
See you then!

@ceciliaviolettalopez
@tah_luwihare
@bengulleythinks
@operbaritonbede
@maestroandyanderson

#opera #operainthepark #boise #finearts #music #operasinger #idaho #live #performance #meetopera #soprano #mezzo #tenor #baritone #chorus #orchestra #conductor #outdoors

06/24/2021

ATTENTION🎉🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓
Join us July 10th, 2021 for a FREE outdoor concert with world-class soloists, the Opera Idaho Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Put together the perfect picnic basket and join friends from across our region for a beautiful summer night full of music at the newly renovated Gene Harris Bandshell. Hosting the event will be local soprano, Leslie Mauldin, and KTVB's, Mark Johnson. Our very first Opera In The Park will feature soprano, Cecilia Violetta López, mezzo-soprano, Tahanee Aluwihare, tenor, Ben Gulley, baritone, Ryan Bede and conductor, Andy Anderson.

The concert will include highlights from operas in our upcoming season: The Merry Widow, Carmen and Dead Man Walking. You can also expect to hear some opera favorites like "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, popular songs like "Granada," made popular by The Three Tenors during the 90's, and selections from West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and State Fair.

Remember:
Opera in the Park
FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday, July 10, 7:30 pm

Gene Harris Bandshell
Julia Davis Park, Boise
Blankets & low-back chairs preferred. Bring your fiends. Spread the word!

Protocols on attending will be available on our website as we get closer to the event to allow time to address safety needs at the time programming begins.


🔥Enhance your experience by purchasing a VIP ticket. VIP tickets include a pre-concert dinner with wine catered by Open Table Catering, access to VIP seating area for the concert and post-concert dessert reception with artist meet & greet. For more information, visit OPERAIDAHO.ORG.

➡️Last day to buy tickets extended to Thursday, June 24th.

#opera #operaidaho #boise #soprano #mezzo #tenor #baritone #conductor #orchestra #livemusic #outdoors #boise #idaho #finearts #music #meetopera #family

ATTENTION🎉🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓🆓
Join us July 10th, 2021 for a FREE outdoor concert with world-class soloists, the Opera Idaho Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Put together the perfect picnic basket and join friends from across our region for a beautiful summer night full of music at the newly renovated Gene Harris Bandshell. Hosting the event will be local soprano, Leslie Mauldin, and KTVB's, Mark Johnson. Our very first Opera In The Park will feature soprano, Cecilia Violetta López, mezzo-soprano, Tahanee Aluwihare, tenor, Ben Gulley, baritone, Ryan Bede and conductor, Andy Anderson.

The concert will include highlights from operas in our upcoming season: The Merry Widow, Carmen and Dead Man Walking. You can also expect to hear some opera favorites like "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, popular songs like "Granada," made popular by The Three Tenors during the 90's, and selections from West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and State Fair.

Remember:
Opera in the Park
FREE ADMISSION!
Saturday, July 10, 7:30 pm

Gene Harris Bandshell
Julia Davis Park, Boise
Blankets & low-back chairs preferred. Bring your fiends. Spread the word!

Protocols on attending will be available on our website as we get closer to the event to allow time to address safety needs at the time programming begins.


🔥Enhance your experience by purchasing a VIP ticket. VIP tickets include a pre-concert dinner with wine catered by Open Table Catering, access to VIP seating area for the concert and post-concert dessert reception with artist meet & greet. For more information, visit OPERAIDAHO.ORG.

➡️Last day to buy tickets extended to Thursday, June 24th.

#opera #operaidaho #boise #soprano #mezzo #tenor #baritone #conductor #orchestra #livemusic #outdoors #boise #idaho #finearts #music #meetopera #family

06/17/2021

Last, but not least, our Baritone EA, Jack Canfield.

Jack Canfield is a native of Atlanta, Ga. Recent roles include Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (2019) and John Brooke in Adamo's Little Women (2020). In July 2021, he sang the role of Hannah (Before) in Opera Maine's Studio Artist production of Kaminsky's As One. A past performance highlight was singing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Indiana University's Ballet Theater in 2019.
Bravo, Jack! Welcome to the OI family.

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Last, but not least, our Baritone EA, Jack Canfield.

Jack Canfield is a native of Atlanta, Ga. Recent roles include Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (2019) and John Brooke in Adamo's Little Women (2020). In July 2021, he sang the role of Hannah (Before) in Opera Maine's Studio Artist production of Kaminsky's As One. A past performance highlight was singing Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Indiana University's Ballet Theater in 2019.
Bravo, Jack! Welcome to the OI family.

#opera #emergingartist #operaidaho #idaho #boise #music #meetopera #orchestra #storytelling #baritone #musician #operasingersofinstagram #finearts

06/15/2021

Next up: meet Patrick Starke, our Tenor EA!

Patrick Starke is a native of Pine Bush, New York. Recent stage credits include the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo (2020) and Lyric Tenor in Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco (2019) with the New England Conservatory; Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (2019) with Promenade Opera Project; Le Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites (2018) and Geppetto in John Davis’s children’s opera Pinocchio (2017) with Boston Conservatory Opera; and Tito in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (2017) with Ithaca College Opera.

Welcome to Spud Land, Patrick!

#tenor #emergingartist #singer #operasingersofinstagram #idaho #operaidaho #storytelling #theatre #music #live #performance #boise #finearts #meetopera

Next up: meet Patrick Starke, our Tenor EA!

Patrick Starke is a native of Pine Bush, New York. Recent stage credits include the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo (2020) and Lyric Tenor in Dominick Argento's Postcard from Morocco (2019) with the New England Conservatory; Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (2019) with Promenade Opera Project; Le Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites (2018) and Geppetto in John Davis’s children’s opera Pinocchio (2017) with Boston Conservatory Opera; and Tito in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (2017) with Ithaca College Opera.

Welcome to Spud Land, Patrick!

#tenor #emergingartist #singer #operasingersofinstagram #idaho #operaidaho #storytelling #theatre #music #live #performance #boise #finearts #meetopera

06/13/2021

Meet our Mezzo-soprano EA, Sable Strout!
Sable Strout is a native of Maine where she made her professional debut as Paggio in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opera Maine. Most recently, Sable originated the role of Josephine in the New York premiere of Valenti & Luftig's Story of an Hour with Gramercy Opera. In the 2019 season, she performed Ado Annie in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! with Opera on the James as a Tyler Young Artist.
Welcome to the team, Sable!

#opera #operasingersofinstagram #meetopera #operaidaho #idaho #boise #music #mezzo #emergingartist #live #theatre #photooftheday #singer

Meet our Mezzo-soprano EA, Sable Strout!
Sable Strout is a native of Maine where she made her professional debut as Paggio in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opera Maine. Most recently, Sable originated the role of Josephine in the New York premiere of Valenti & Luftig's Story of an Hour with Gramercy Opera. In the 2019 season, she performed Ado Annie in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! with Opera on the James as a Tyler Young Artist.
Welcome to the team, Sable!

#opera #operasingersofinstagram #meetopera #operaidaho #idaho #boise #music #mezzo #emergingartist #live #theatre #photooftheday #singer

06/11/2021

Welcome, Victoria Esposito, our Soprano EA.
Victoria is a native of Connecticut. Most recently, she was seen performing in concerts throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including a Centennial Celebration of Bernstein, featuring excerpts from Candide. She has performed with Opera Steamboat as First Nymph in Dvorak's Rusalka (2019). She previously appeared with their Artist Institute as the Statue of Liberty in Milton Granger's The Proposal (2018).

Brava, Victoria!
#soprano #operasinger #operasingersofinstagram #emergingartist #singers #opera #operaidaho #boise #music #theatre #musiclives #diva #brava #idaho

Welcome, Victoria Esposito, our Soprano EA.
Victoria is a native of Connecticut. Most recently, she was seen performing in concerts throughout the New York Metropolitan area, including a Centennial Celebration of Bernstein, featuring excerpts from Candide. She has performed with Opera Steamboat as First Nymph in Dvorak's Rusalka (2019). She previously appeared with their Artist Institute as the Statue of Liberty in Milton Granger's The Proposal (2018).

Brava, Victoria!
#soprano #operasinger #operasingersofinstagram #emergingartist #singers #opera #operaidaho #boise #music #theatre #musiclives #diva #brava #idaho

06/10/2021

We have a lot to look forward to here at Opera Idaho for our 2021-2022 season. We will be making long overdue and exciting announcements from here on out, so follow along!
First up: Meet Opera Idaho's
2021-2022 Emerging Artists!
Opera Idaho's Emerging Artists program (formerly Young Artists) is designed to provide training and performance experience for talented singers at the beginning of their professional careers. During the 2021-2022 season the new class of Emerging Artists will tour the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas with our school outreach program, introducing students in grades K through 12 to opera. They will also be filling smaller roles in our mainstage operas, serve as understudies for the lead roles, and participate in other performances throughout the season.
We are thrilled to have all of you join our OI team, and can’t wait to welcome you to our Gem State.
Stay tuned to meet each of our EAs individually, friends and supporters of Opera Idaho. ✨

#opera #operaidaho #emergingartist #soprano #mezzo #tenor #baritone #voice #itsthevoices #boise #meetopera #family #idaho #music #livemusic #theatre #workinghard #educator #musiclives #meettheartist #announcement #exciting #startspreadingthenews #news

We have a lot to look forward to here at Opera Idaho for our 2021-2022 season. We will be making long overdue and exciting announcements from here on out, so follow along!
First up: Meet Opera Idaho's
2021-2022 Emerging Artists!
Opera Idaho's Emerging Artists program (formerly Young Artists) is designed to provide training and performance experience for talented singers at the beginning of their professional careers. During the 2021-2022 season the new class of Emerging Artists will tour the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas with our school outreach program, introducing students in grades K through 12 to opera. They will also be filling smaller roles in our mainstage operas, serve as understudies for the lead roles, and participate in other performances throughout the season.
We are thrilled to have all of you join our OI team, and can’t wait to welcome you to our Gem State.
Stay tuned to meet each of our EAs individually, friends and supporters of Opera Idaho. ✨

#opera #operaidaho #emergingartist #soprano #mezzo #tenor #baritone #voice #itsthevoices #boise #meetopera #family #idaho #music #livemusic #theatre #workinghard #educator #musiclives #meettheartist #announcement #exciting #startspreadingthenews #news

Q&A With Opera Idaho's General Director Mark Junkert 05/12/2021

Q&A With Opera Idaho's General Director Mark Junkert

Thanks Boise Weekly! Looking forward to our return to the main stage!

Q&A With Opera Idaho's General Director Mark Junkert Opera Idaho just announced the 2021-2022 season that includes four main stage operas, an extra add-on production, Opera Idaho premiers and six different Operatinis. It’s an exciting lineup, and BW

Photos from Downtown Boise's post 05/06/2021

See you out there, Boise! 🎶

Photos from Downtown Boise's post 05/06/2021

Join us in Downtown Boise this afternoon for a Super Sized First Thursday featuring roving performances by some of our singers. Also, don't forget today is the last day of Idaho Gives! You can support by visiting: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/opera-idaho

Idaho Gives 2021 04/29/2021

Idaho Gives 2021

Opera Idaho is proud to be a part of Idaho Gives! You can support our campaign by visiting www.idahogives.org/organizations/opera-idaho and donating on April 29 - May 6. #IdahoGives

Idaho Gives 2021 https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/opera-idahoConsider making a donation to Opera Idaho during Idaho Gives to support our efforts to fund and produce o...

04/28/2021

Our very own Artistic Advisor is in good company.

The event is free, friends. Be sure to register to see our Cecilia Violetta López and other opera stars performing works by Mexican composer, Daniel Catán.

🌀Streaming Friday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EDT

Join us for a celebration of Daniel Catán, honoring the 10-year memorial of his passing. Enjoy excerpts of La hija de Rappaccini, Florencia en el Amazonas, Salsipuedes, and Il Postino performed by Ana María Martínez, Cecilia Violetta López, Richard Troxell, Ramón Vargas, aritsts from Ópera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and more.

The event will also feature discussions and remembrances of Daniel and his work with friends and colleagues, including Andrea Puente-Catán, David Lomelí, and Eduardo Diazmuñoz. Hosted by Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America.

Register for free at go.operaamerica.org/Catan.

Photos from Opera Idaho's post 02/24/2021

New Opera Idaho Artistic Advisor, Soprano Cecilia Violetta López will be featured on Boise State Public Radio's Idaho Matters. She will talk about her humble beginnings in Rupert, ID, her opera career and her new role at Opera Idaho.

Thursday, February 25 • 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Idaho Matters with Gemma Gaudette
Boise State Public Radio

www.boisestatepublicradio.org/programs/idaho-matters

Opera Idaho updated their address. 02/22/2021

Opera Idaho updated their address.

Opera Idaho updated their address.

01/12/2021

Register today for this FREE event: go.operaamerica.org/Jan19

Register today for this FREE event: go.operaamerica.org/Jan19

01/01/2021

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.

12/25/2020

May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with music.

May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with music.

Ancient Carols from Around the World 12/22/2020

Ancient Carols from Around the World

Children's Choruses Digital Holiday Concert:

𝗔𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗔𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱

While we can't be together in person to celebrate this year, we couldn't let the season pass without sharing a little holiday cheer. Our Children's Choruses and Rising Stars have been working hard to put together a holiday concert. Since the circumstances didn't permit a live concert, we wanted to share their progress with you through this digital holiday concert. Click the link below to view the concert.

http://operaidaho.org/community/oicc/childrens-choruses-holiday-concert/

Ancient Carols from Around the World Thank you for tuning in to Opera Idaho's Children's Choruses (Angelus & Excelsior Choruses) and Opera Idaho's Rising Stars digital holiday offering. We hope ...

11/26/2020
Well-known opera singer with Idaho roots performing in Nampa Friday night 10/30/2020

Well-known opera singer with Idaho roots performing in Nampa Friday night

Well-known opera singer with Idaho roots performing in Nampa Friday night Cecilia Violetta Lopez will be performing a recital filled with French, German, Russian and Spanish art songs.

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Habanera, from Carmen

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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