What’s New at the Opera
In a summer filled with music, Sun Valley Opera’s Summerfest is a standout! As in past years, there is something for everyone’s musical tastes whether it be Broadway, Opera or Country. The Summerfest begins with a Diva party in the garden of a private home on July 16th with the Broadway stars who will perform the following evening in the Sun Valley Pavilion. Each star will perform a song during the cocktail party. Diva tickets include the cocktail party and premier seating at the concert the following night and are $200 per person. Diva tickets can be purchased by calling Sun Valley Opera at 208.726.0991 or online at sunvalleyopera.com.
The following evening’s concert, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, in the Sun Valley Pavilion stars three Broadway singers performing songs by the best of the girls’ groups-The Shirelles, The Supremes, The Pointer Sisters and more! The concert begins at 8 pm and general admission tickets are available by calling 208.622.2135 or sunvalley.ticketfly.com. The concert is produced by 42 Productions in New York.
For the lover of the classical voice, tenor Ashley Faatoalia will perform a Signature Salon Concert in a private home July 25th. Mr. Faatoalia. Opera News calls Faatoalia’s singing “hauntingly beautiful” and credits him with “a voice of winning purity and variety of expression” and The San Francisco Chronicle labels him “sweet-toned.” He has performed with major opera companies, symphonies and is featured on several recordings. Tickets are $150 and include a hosted cocktail party which begins at 6:30 pm followed by the concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling Sun Valley Opera at 208.726.0991 or online at sunvalleyopera.com.
As part of its Outreach program, Sun Valley Opera will host the BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers in a FREE family concert on August 6th at the Community Theatre at 6:30 pm. Fifty fabulous singer will perform a variety of songs sure to appeal to the entire family.
The season concludes with a hosted Country Cookout and Concert by Brandon Lay who is making his mark in the world of Country music. The concert will take place on the beautiful grounds of River Grove Ranch. Tickets are available by calling Sun Valley Opera at 208.726.0991 or online at sunvalleyopera.com and are $175 per person. Mr. Lay is signed to EMI Records Nashville. He’s able to share his songs on a grand scale, beginning with his autobiographical debut single “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.” Inspired directly by Brandon’s life, the song spells out right in its title the three chief influences that shaped him. There was always country music on the radio, he played basketball, football and baseball, and his dad spread the gospel on Sundays as a minister. This is a great way to hear a person who performs in front of large crowds in an intimate setting.
For the first time, the SVO is offering season tickets for $500 which includes: one ticket to each event, plus reserved section seats for each concert.
Sun Valley Opera, a non-profit performing arts organization operating in Ketchum Idaho, is seeking a part-time Executive Director (reporting to the Chairman/CEO) to assist us in our mission of entertaining, enriching and educating our community through opera and the vocal arts.
The successful applicant will have at least 3 years’ experience with non-profit performing arts organizations preferability involving music, be able to do a reasonable amount of travel, and be able to assist in the continuing growth of our organization by participating in strategic planning, fund raising, budgeting, event programing, artist relations and organizational development. Moreover, he or she must be able to provide “verifiable proof of achievements” made in these areas during previous employment.
Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals should email their cover-letter, references and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Board members and friends of Sun Valley Opera along with 2 of the Costa Jackson sisters who performed the following evening gathered January 29th to present a $10,000 check to Tim Mott for the Argyros Performing Arts Center. Mr. Mott is a Sun Valley Performing Arts Board member and Chair of the Argyros Performing Arts Center Planning Committee and Co-Chair of the Campaign Committee. Sun Valley Opera is the lead non-profit donating to APAC and is excited that they will have a “home” to present their concerts and events.
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