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Opera Idaho with Matt Morgan and Sarah Jane McMahon

Friday, March 11

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More people could use a smorgasbord of opera--samplings of opera's best, all in one event, satisfying lay person and aficionado alike. Let's admit it: Opera can be dense and intimidating to newcomers. It is a sophisticated art, and no one wants to appear lacking in knowledge while watching, so why not get the CliffsNotes version, care of Opera Idaho?

Both the well-versed and neophyte can be happy about Opera Idaho's latest offering, taking place at the Egyptian Theatre.

The event boasts two rising opera stars, tenor Matt Morgan and soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, who promise to woo the audience with the best opera has to offer. The pair will sing opera classics from La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi, La Traviata, Faust, The Pirates of Penzance and West Side Story.

The singers themselves are not to be missed. Morgan, a performer with the New York City Opera, has been a leading man in many different productions, including Don in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Romeo in Romeo et Juliette. McMahon is a leading lady in her own right, starring in such roles as Maria in West Side Story and Micaela in Carmen. These two stars are coming to Boise ready to turn you into the opera-wise sophisticate you have always hoped to be.