SPOKANE, Wash. – Inland Northwest Opera (INO) is proud to announce its 2021 season, which includes staples Opera on the Lake, the Annual Gala, Opera-tunities, and the Mainstage opera. The new season will also see the return of well-loved Opera Grams and the debut of INO’s Opera Truck, a mobile music venue.
Opera on the Lake: This year’s Opera on the Lake production is G.B. Pergolesi’s The Maid Turned Mistress, and will be presented on Lake Coeur d’Alene on Sunday, July 18 and Monday, July 19 from 7-9PM with boarding at 6:30PM. Heather and Derrick Parker star in this comedy about an old man, Uberto, and his brazen maid, Serpina and a series of hilarious events which results in Uberto realizing the woman of his dreams is closer than he expects. Tickets: $85. Light food will be provided onboard.
Annual Gala: On August 22 at 6PM, INO will be presenting Moonlight Rendezvous at Hayden Lake Country Club. A hand-selected three course menu will be available, as well as curated live and silent auction items and performances of beloved arias from the opera repertoire. Audiences will have the option to attend in person or virtually stream the program from their homes. Special VIP pre-Gala cruise available to donor levels of $2500. Tickets: $110 per person. Virtual: $40 single ticket, $75 per household.
Mainstage: The ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice is brought to life in INO’s all-new production at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Presented on Friday, October 29 at 7:30PM and Saturday, October 31 at 3PM, mezzo-soprano Emily Fons stars as Orpheus, whose wife, Eurydice, passes away. Orpheus is given a chance to lead her out of the Underworld; but there’s just one catch that may caues him to lose her forever. Orpheus and Eurydice is the story on which currently-running Broadway hit Hadestown is based upon. Tickets are not available currently and will be released at a later date.
Opera-tunities: INO’s educational program will feature the children’s classic Little Red Riding Hood, adapted by Seymour Barab. This child-friendly adaptation reimagines the big bad wolf as a lovable character who hates sweets, while the ever-familiar just wishes she had listened to her mother. In lieu of in-school performances, INO will present a variety of public performances around the Inland Northwest this summer. Dates have not yet been determined.
INO on-the-Go: Opera Grams are back! We’ll send crowd-pleasing arias, without the crowd, safely distanced outside the recipient’s doorstep. Opera Grams will be available on weekends starting June through August. Opera Gram: $100. Additionally, INO will be debuting its new Opera Truck, built in-house by Director of Marketing Melody Chang and Technical Director Justin Schmidt, with assistance from Spokane Symphony’s first violinist Mateusz Wolski and avionics technician Arthur Heaton. Audiences will be surprised by “pop-up” and scheduled performances throughout the summer.
Tickets for Opera on the Lake and the Annual Gala, Moonlight Rendezvous, are available now at inlandnwopera.com. Tickets for the Mainstage production will be available later this summer.