A Black Orchid Affair – Annual Gala Fundraiser
August 18, 2019 – 6:00 pm – Hayden Lake Country Club
Black Tie Optional
INO’s annual gala promises an exotic evening where East meets West on the banks of Hayden Lake. In honor of our upcoming fall production of Madame Butterfly, this elegant evening features Asian-fusion fare and wine selected by Hayden Lake Country Club’s acclaimed Chef Brett. Enjoy both live and silent auctions of a highly curated collection of luxury goods, trips, and fine wines. Dance the night away under the stars with sounds by DJ Daniel Connely.
Tickets: $110 Table of 8: $750. Seating preferences will be collected at checkout.
Special VIP pre-gala cruise available to donor levels of $2500 or more. Limited tickets available so reserve early.
Reservations including event ticket, tables, and underwriting opportunities. For more information please contact Denise Leonard at (800) 418-1485.
September 20, 2019 – 7:30 pm
September 22, 2019 – 2:00 pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Dean Williamson, Conductor
Fenlon Lamb, Director
Elizabeth Caballero, Cio-Cio-San
Sandra Piques Eddy, Suzuki
Chad Shelton, Lt. Pinkerton
Corey McKern, Sharpless
Brandon Michael, Goro
A young Japanese maiden, whose pride and honor are wounded by an American naval officer, is left to heartbreak and tragedy. Puccini’s music is breath-taking as it builds between hope and anticipation, betrayal and despair. Musical highlights include the radiant “Flower Duet,” and “Un bel di vedremo” (“One fine day we shall see”). Passion and pathos unleash in this deeply moving drama, an enduring favorite.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
The Toy Shop – Previous Production 2019
Maria Caprile, Director
Jenny Twitchell, Pianist
Madelein Bowman, Pauline
Dyalan Aguayo, Paul
Mike Heitmann, Toymaker
Edmund Brown, Aaron Blunder
This charming fable is about a toymaker, two of his doll creations Paul and Pauline, and a magician who wants to steal them. The mechanical dolls wish they were real (“if only I would cry, how happy I would be!”) and discover that “love is the key” that brings them to life.
Free to the public
Così fan tutte – Opera On The Lake Cruise – Previous Production 2019
July 14, 2019 – 7:30-9:30 pm
Opera by Wofgang Amadeus Mozart
Maria Caprile, Director
Tess Altiveros, Fiordiligi
Laurel Semerdjian, Dorabella
Heather Parker, Despina
Derrick Parker, Don Alfonso
Timothy Augustin, Ferrando
Max Mendez, Guglielmo
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? A test of true love plays out among two military officers who stage an absence to test their fiancées. Will the women fall for their “new” suitors as the opera’s title (“All women do it”) suggests? Join us as we bring Mozart’s satirical humor and ravishing score to Lake Coeur d’Alene for a sunset cruise. Performance in the round. Sung in English with English Dialogue.
$75 premium section / $50 rear section.