The primary mission of Opera Idaho is to fund and produce opera of the highest possible professional standard, in Boise and throughout the State of Idaho, and to foster wider acceptance, appreciation and enjoyment of opera and related art forms in young people and adults of all social and economic backgrounds, through diverse educational and outreach programs.
Opera Idaho has been producing opera in the Treasure Valley for 45 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 15,500 elementary and middle school students were able to experience opera through our tour of The Elixir of Love thanks 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 Chorus and Excelsior Chorus for children and young adults from the school ages of second grade through twelfth grade.
Becoming a donor is a great way to support the opera. We appreciate your continued generosity.