Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Upgrade your evening with this GrouponLive deal.
- Two tickets to see Opera Coeur d'Alene's Rigoletto
- When: Friday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Schuler Auditorium at Boswell Hall
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $29 for bargain seating in the rear balcony section, marked in purple on the seating chart (up to a $67 value)
- $39 for fair seating in the side orchestra and front balcony section, marked in pink on the seating chart (up to an $87 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student discounts.
Opera Coeur d'Alene Presents Rigoletto
One of Giuseppe Verdi's most popular pieces, Rigoletto weaves a dark story of love and betrayal that tugs heart strings into trick knots. Audiences are introduced to the womanizing Duke of Mantua, his hunchbacked jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's daughter Gilda. While his boss charms his way through a tour of the city's beds, Rigoletto mocks his conquests' husbands, defiant of their wealth and power. But the cuckolded courtiers are determined to bring the jester to heel—even if it means sacrificing the beautiful Gilda, who has in her innocence begun to be won over by the lecherous duke.
Verdi's tragic tale gave rise to some of the most famous arias in operatic history. The Duke's iconic solo "La donna è mobile," for instance, proved so catchy that attendees performed karaoke covers of it in the street.
Opera Coeur d'Alene
With the goal of finding a vocal complement to the beauty of Lake Coeur d'Alene, a group of classical music lovers created a company they called Opera Plus in 2000. While the organization is now known as Opera Coeur d'Alene, it still treats eyes and ears to waterside Opera on the Lake performances. Those annual serenades to resident plesiosaurs are supplemented with classic operas by the likes of Verdi and Bizet, and youth-aimed works such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Toy Shop. Whether attendees are young or young-at-heart, Opera Coeur d'Alene believes that opera is an art for everyone, and their varied seasons ensure the inland Northwest doesn't miss out.