Opera Idaho: It’s the Voices That Speak to UsPosted by Andrea Pettitt on
“It’s the voices.” It’s Opera Idaho’s tagline. It refers, of course, to the glorious voices that make every performance memorable. On a deeper level, Opera Idaho gives some important points of view a chance to be heard. Alongside favorites from Puccini, Gilbert and Sullivan, Handel, and more, are works that challenge the very notion of what opera is and its relevance in today’s world.
This spring, Opera Idaho presented As One, a coming-of-age story about a transgender woman. This powerful work gave rise to a panel discussion focused on gender identity and social topics explored in the opera. Considering Matthew Shepard was a particularly prescient choice for Opera Idaho’s Critical Mass Vocal Artists during Pride Month. It was a moving musical…
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