Inland Northwest Opera (formerly Opera CDA) is the only professional opera company serving Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington with world-renowned talent and emerging artists in the opera world, often rivaling other larger companies in the northwest with our productions.
We create opera to be a part of life in the region – whether we’re in the theater, at the lake, or in accessible community venues. Along with our Mainstage opera, the company presents Opera on the Lake on Lake Coeur d’Alene and our educational outreach program, Opera-tunities, in area schools. We seek to inspire an appreciation for opera among all ages and backgrounds.
Our discounted ticket programs reach students, seniors, military, and educators to allow this powerful and transforming art form to be accessible to a wide audience.
To produce exceptional opera that inspires, enriches, and expands the hearts and minds of the Inland Northwest Community.
To become an internationally recognized company that is integral to the cultural fabric and economic development of the Inland Northwest, engendering a love for opera among people of all ages and backgrounds.
Personal Growth – We believe the arts are critical to personal happiness through the enrichment of one’s life and community.
Accessibility – We believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, high-quality opera.
Education – We believe a life-long appreciation for the Arts can be cultivated at all ages.
Commitment – We believe in nurturing the careers of emerging artists, providing them a venue for performance, along with weaving the fabric of our communities together through music.