by Josh Gross
The rough-and-tumble Old West attitude of Idaho don't much cotton to things like fancy opera singin'. Lessin' of course the fancy singin' in question is about important stuff like cowboys and silver mining.
Well, tobaccy chewers rejoice, 'cause Opera Idaho has your backy. The company is currently rehearsing The Ballad of Baby Doe, an opera about a love triangle set against the backdrop of a historical Colorado silver-mining town. And it's even in English, instead of fancy-pants Italian.
BW stopped by a recent rehearsal with a video camera to get a taste. The show will run Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets are $22-$69 and are available at operaIdaho.org.