An evening of opera, food and wine, benefiting Opera Idaho. You’ll enjoy a 3-course dinner designed by Wild Plum Events with wine pairings by Cinder. Dessert Auction to Follow.
Two Dates to Choose from (seats for each night are limited):
Featuring a performance of Michael Ching’s opera Speed Dating Tonight.
Since its premiere in 2013, Michael Ching’s opera Speed Dating Tonight has enjoyed more than 60 performances around the country and now arrives in Idaho! The centerpiece of the opera is a series of 90-second “dates,” some monologues and some duets. When the bell rings, it’s time to move on. The atmosphere is excited and charged – everyone is looking for that special connection. The dates have a large variety of characters – the flirt, the ditz, a dancer, a shy origamist, a fire control officer, a wealthy person trying to live a quiet normal life, a fitness fanatic, a bassoon player, a character with a “checklist”, a steampunk girl, and others. In our abbreviated, 30-minute version of the opera, not all these characters will appear, but enough to make for a highly entertaining evening. A dating coordinator, waitress and bartender oversee the event … and provide a little romance of their own.
You may also purchase tickets by calling Merri at 208-345-3531 ext 2 to purchase.