As we come to the end of another whirlwind year, all I can think about is how thankful I am to be part of an organization with such dedicated supporters. This year, INO adapted many of our offerings – Opera on the Lake expanded to two nights, we built an Opera Truck to bring our performances to the public, and we selected a Mainstage production that is outside of the usual repertoire. Despite each of these changes and adjustments, (dare I hope – because of?) you showed up.
Our Mainstage production, Orpheus and Eurydice, was an exploration of love and loss. How far would you go to bring back the one you love? We have all collectively considered this at some point in our lives. For those who have lost someone in the past couple of years, this hits even more poignantly. With deliberate consideration, INO has made the filmed version of this production available to be accessed through a donation of any amount.
It is my belief that opera is for everyone – some people just don’t know it yet. We are proud to be able to provide exceptional opera to any and all who would like to watch.
Accessibility is often a challenge with opera. Not only are there physical roadblocks preventing some people from getting to the theater, but there are systemic and economic roadblocks as well. We built a detour around these roadblocks – our Opera Truck.
After our debut of the Opera Truck at the MAC in August, we continued to bring FREE performances of both opera favorites and our children’s opera at public spaces in the Inland Northwest through October.
We as humans are truly nothing without art. But we as artists cannot make art without your support.