Boise Goes Greek with Orpheus and Eurydice 

Treasure Valley arts organizations partner to present two shows in Boise and Caldwell

A figure of Greek mythology, Orpheus was a poet and a musician who could play so beautifully, it was said he could “charm the birds, fish and wild beasts, coax the trees and rocks into dance.” Orpheus was as romantic as his music was transformative, and when his wife Eurydice was taken to the underworld, he went down to retrieve her from the land of the dead.

Orpheus able to convince Hades to let Eurydice return to the world of the living but only if he vowed not to look back at her as they made their way up to the surface.

Orpheus couldn’t keep his word but Caldwell Fine Arts promises the collaboration of Ballet Idaho, Boise Baroque Orchestra and Opera Idaho results in a happy ending as it presents Christoph Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice (sung in English), with Boise Baroque Orchestra’s Daniel Stern conducting and Opera Idaho’s Mark Junkert directing.

The production will be staged in Boise on Sunday, Oct. 26, and again in Caldwell, Oct. 28. If you catch it in Boise, it might be worth seeing it again in Caldwell because before that performance, you can enjoy a special catered dinner drawing on French, German and Italian inspirations from Orpheus and Eurydice. It’s a happy ending and a happy beginning.

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