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Opera Idaho: 'The Mikado'

The Morrison Center, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7


If Opera Idaho pings bright on your radar screen, you might remember the last time it brought the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Boise for a performance of The Pirates of Penzance. Now, NYGSP is back for another production, this time the 1885 British satirical operetta The Mikado. According to Opera Idaho, it's not only musically entrancing but a unique piece of British history, as its unusual setting in the fictional city of Titipu, Japan, gave its writers a non-offensive canvas on which to paint political satire. OI also describes the opera as "undoubtedly the most popular piece of musical theatre of all time," crediting its long history. If you want to get in on its next chapter, head to to save your seats.