Inland Northwest Opera has announced the lineup for its 22nd season in 2022.
• June 21 to July 1
Opera-tunities: An educational program will tour the Inland Northwest, bringing “Carmen and the Bull” to public parks. Arranged by Elise LaBarge and the Union Avenue Opera Education Ensemble, this opera combines the beloved children’s story of Ferdinand the Bull with the music of Bizet’s “Carmen” to share the timeless theme: “Be True to Yourself “.
Full schedule: inlandnwopera.com
• July 17 and 18
“Opera on the Lake: Don Pasquale”
Don Pasquale offers a suitable match for his nephew, Ernesto, only to be pushed back. In his desire to disinherit Ernesto, he is plunged into a mad plot which becomes his worst nightmare. Audiences will enjoy this delightful comedy aboard a sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Sung in English with dialogue in English.
• August 18
Annual Gala: “Fly to Casablanca”
Historic Flight Foundation
Save the date for a trip to Casablanca, where community opera will be celebrated with special guest artists Madison Leonard and Shea Owens. Enjoy an evening of casino games, tunes and cocktails mixed by artistic director Dan Wallace Miller, plus a Moroccan-inspired meal.
Single tickets are $125 and tables of eight are available for $1,000.
• September 9 and 11
Main stage: “La Traviata”
As a rising starlet in 1920s Hollywood, Violetta leads a carefully crafted life. When Alfredo falls head over heels in love with her, her family steps in to save their reputation. In a race to find this fallen angel, an unrelenting tragedy prevails. With Verdi’s romantic score, relive the joy, triumph and tenderness of this eternal love story.
Tickets will be available mid-July.