I will be playing the role of “Love” in Opera Idaho’s Orpheus & Euridice
The Egyptian Theatre
700 West Main Rd
Boise, ID 83702
October 26, 2014 • 2:00pm
Christoph Willibald Gluck’s early classical period opera Orpheus and Euridice will presented in a semi-staged, English-language version as a collaboration between Boise Baroque, Opera Idaho and Ballet Idaho. Boise Baroque’s Music Director Daniel Stern will conduct; Opera Idaho’s General Director Mark Junkert will direct. This is the first-ever collaboration of Opera Idaho with Boise Baroque. (A second performance will take place at Jewett Auditorium, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, on October 28 as part of Caldwell Fine Arts Series.) The plot tells of Orpheus, the legendary musician, poet, and prophet of ancient Greek religion and myth, and his attempt to retrieve his wife, Euridice, from the underworld. Orpheus marks the first production of a mainstage opera of the pre-Mozart period in Opera Idaho’s 42-year history. In 2011 Opera Idaho in collaboration with Boise Art Museum, Boise State University Music Department and Idaho Dance Theatre, produced contemporary composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera on the same Orpheus story.