Sun Valley Opera’s Signature Salon & Concert “Welcome” starring Ibidunni Ojikutu

Our Signature Salon “Welcome” on July 14 will star Ibidunni Ojikutu. Born in Bellingham, Washington, Ms. Ojikutu is a frequent performer around the Pacific Northwest and will be especially familiar to our Seattle Opera goers. Her program highlights her lilting soprano voice offering a combination of popular opera, gospel and musical theater. A special guest will join her for a couple songs, our newly graduated scholarship recipient, Raine Filbert. We are very proud of Raine for graduating from the University of Puget Sound and being accepted to the Manhattan School of Music for graduate school. The Garden Reception is paired with a tour of the on-site studio of artist Judith Kindler.

$150

Sun Valley Opera presents A Diva Party & Concert “Keep it Local” starring Andrew Garratt accompanied by R. L. Rowsey

On August 29 Sun Valley Opera will present a “home-grown” vocal artist, Andrew Garratt at our Diva Party & Concert “Keep it local. Raised in the Wood River Valley, Mr. Garratt will be well-known to our guests from his appearances with the Sun Valley Music Festival over the years. He is a recent graduate of Western Washington University and will be headed to Northwestern University for their graduate program. He will be accompanied by one of his musical mentors, R. L. Rowsey, and together they have put together an entertaining program featuring opera, musical theater and jazz. At the Diva Party, we will be honoring retiring board members Dennis Dunn and Anita Weissberg for their contributions to the program committee and Co-Founder & President Emerita Marsha Ingham for her guidance and support over the past 20 years. We wouldn’t be Sun Valley Opera without our volunteers, concert goers, donors and sponsors and the amazing board members. Private Garden, Valet Parking Diva Party - 6:30pm, Concert 7:30pm

$175

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents the Met Opera’s live simulcast of “Dead Man Walking”

Magic Lantern Cinemas

The 2023-2024 Season of The Metropolitan Opera’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances begins on Saturday, October 21, 2023 with "Dead Man Walking". Sun Valley Opera and Broadway will present its MET HD Live Simulcast Operas at the Magic Lantern Theater in Ketchum. "Dead Man Walkin"g is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer. "Dead Man Walking" matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother. Content Advisory: "Dead Man Walking" contains a depiction of a rape and murder, as well as other adult themes and strong language.

$20

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway present MetHD’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Magic Lantern Cinemas

The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is X: The Life and Times of Malcom X on Saturday, November 18, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com. Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera premiered in 1986. Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto. Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am. The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East 2nd Street in Ketchum and tickets can be purchased at the door. Magic Lantern ...

$20 – $22

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents Florencia en el Amazones, Met Opera’s Live Simulcast Opera December 9 at The Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern Cinemas

The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is Florencia en el Amazones on Saturday, December 9, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas tells the enthralling story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. Ailyn Pérez stars as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman. Fluidity—of time, place, emotion, and even of identity—is at the core of Florencia en el Amazonas. It is ostensibly the tale of passengers traveling down the Amazon River aboard the steamship El Dorado; the real drama, though, lies in the psychological journeys that each character undertakes. The libretto, by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, is an original story rich in allusion to other tales that skirt the border between drama and fantasy. Fuentes-Berain was a student of Gabriel García Márquez, whose style of magical informs the plot. Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am. The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East ...

$20 – $22

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents Florencia en el Amazones, Met Opera’s Live Simulcast Opera December 9 at The Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern Cinemas

The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is Florencia en el Amazones on Saturday, December 9, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com. Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas tells the enthralling story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. Ailyn Pérez stars as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman. Fluidity—of time, place, emotion, and even of identity—is at the core of Florencia en el Amazonas. It is ostensibly the tale of passengers traveling down the Amazon River aboard the steamship El Dorado; the real drama, though, lies in the psychological journeys that each character undertakes. The libretto, by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, is an original story rich in allusion to other tales that skirt the border between drama and fantasy. Fuentes-Berain was a student of Gabriel García Márquez, whose style of magical informs the plot. Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am. The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East ...

$20 – $22

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents Family Festivities and Christmas Concert

The Argyros

Please join us for a family-friendly holiday celebration! Festivities include a visit with Santa, Carolers, Christmas cookies, hors d'oeuvres, hot cider, hot chocolate and wine, underwritten by The Village Market . Then enjoy a concert of Christmas classics, favorites and sing-a-long songs by the Valley's own Heidi Hogan. Kids 12 & under free. Tickets can be purchased at Sunvalleyopera.com or call 208-726-0991.  

Free – $60

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents The Metropolitan Opera’s MetHD Live Simulcast of Carmen January 27

Magic Lantern Cinemas

Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female cultural figure. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world. On January 27, Sun Valley Opera and Broadway and The Magic Lantern acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries. Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile title role, alongside tenor Piotr Beczała as Carmen’s troubled lover Don José, soprano Angel Blue as the loyal Micaëla, and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering Escamillo. Daniele Rustioni conducts Bizet’s heart-pounding score.

$20 – $22

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents “Broadway Bound” Diva Party & Concert starring Broadway Star Q. Smith

The Argyros

Join us for this exciting Broadway concert featuring "Come from Away" star Q. Smith. Diva tickets include the party with a full bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres, catered by Silver Fox Catering, and the concert "Broadway Bound" with Bistro Seating. General Admission tickets are for the concert only with open seating along the wall. The 70 minute concert of familiar Musical Theater and American Songbook tunes includes an intermission. General Admission Tickets can be purchased in advance and at the door for $100 (cash only). Doors for General Admission at 7pm. Open Seating. Tickets can be purchased at Sunvalleyopera.com or call 208-726-0991.

$100 – $225

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents “Bohemia Romantica” a concert starring Natalia Santaliz

Gail Severn Gallery

Join us for a concert with the lovely soprano, Nataila Santaliz at the Gail Severn Gallery at 6:00pm. A native of Puerto Rico, Natalia will present "Bohemia Romantica" a selection of Love Songs from Musical Theater (Till There Was You for example), Latin Culture (Besame Mucho) y Mas! Doors open at 6:00pm, grab a glass of wine or sparkling water and grab a seat! Concert at 6:15pm. Tickets are on sale now at sunvalleyopera.com or by calling Robyn at 208-726-0991

$75

Sun Valley Opera and Broadway presents A Signature Salon & Concert – A “Queen of Hearts” High Tea and Concert with Natalia Santaliz

Private Home - Address given upon reservation

This afternoon event will feature a classic High Tea with scones, sandwiches, sweets and tea, as well as, Champagne befitting Natalia's repertoire of Classic Opera Arias, Musical Theater and American Songbook. The event will be in a wonderful home and seating is limited to 10 Bistro Tables for 4. Catering by Silver Fox Catering. Hats & Gloves Welcome!!! Self-parking. Tickets are available at Sunvalleyopera.com or by calling Robyn at 208-726-0991

$175

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