'Acis and Galatea,' Opera Idaho 

7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $19-39. Egyptian Theatre. 700 W. Main St., Boise

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Theirs was a romance doomed from the beginning. Opera Idaho and the Boise Baroque Orchestra will showcase the fairytale 1718 opera Acis and Galatea. The story revolves around two lovers, Acis and Galatea, who long to be with one another no matter what challenges arise. Others continuously attempt to come between them out of envy and selfishness. While the couple cling to each other throughout the show, the challenges to their love eventually come crashing down on them, leaving audiences on the edges of their seats, riven with tension over whether they will eventually be reunited (just remember, ticket-holders: Hope springs eternal). The opera will feature a cast of six talented performers and George Frederick Handel's classic score, full of everlasting love, jealousy and despair.

7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $19-39. Egyptian Theatre. 700 W. Main St., Boise, egyptiantheatre.net.


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