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- Opera Idaho's performance of La boheme will run Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at The Morrison Center.
The upcoming season includes a smattering of European, classical and contemporary American operas, starting with Manon by Jules Massenet. Running Friday-Sunday, Sept. 27-29, at The Egyptian Theatre, Manon is a repertory staple with opera companies all over the world about a young woman, initially destined for life as a nun, who flees to Paris with her lover only to run afoul of the law.
Following is Acis & Galatea by Georges Frederic Handel, also playing at The Egyptian from Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10. In it, Galatea transforms the blood of her lover, Acis, into a river after he is murdered by a jealous rival.
La boheme, Giacomo Puccini's story about a tight social milieu torn apart by disease and access to healthcare, comes next. It runs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at The Morrison Center.
Finally, Opera Idaho will stage a modern piece, Dead Man Walking by American composer Jake Heggie. Based on a book by the same name, Dead Man Walking first premiered at the War Memorial Opera House in October of 2000. It follows the story of Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun ministering to a convicted killer on death row, with a libretto by Terrence McNally. It will play Friday-Saturday, April 24-26 at The Egyptian.