Experience Opera

The Coeur d’Alene Opera works to bring the Opera experience to North Idaho and expand the reach of this unique artform.

“To me, the appeal of opera lies in the fact that a myriad of singers and instruments, each possessed of different qualities of voice and sound, against the backdrop of a grand stage and beautiful costumes, come together in one complete and impressive drama.”

~ Junichiro Koizumi

“An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.”

~ Maria Callas

“If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Brünnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.”

~ W. H. Auden

“Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.” I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I’ve devoted my life to.” “If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken away from them.”

~ Luciano Pavarotti

“When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.”

~ Bruce Beresford

Opera Coeur d'Alene

PO Box 3106, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816 General Email: info@operacda.com

To RSVP to any event: tickets@operacda.com

To purchase tickets to Carmen dial (509) 624-1200

1-800-418-1485

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