When: Sun., July 16, 7 p.m. 2017
A comical story of love at sea takes place during a sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. For this year’s annual lake cruise performance, Opera CDA performs H.M.S. Pinafore after setting sail from Independence Point; a fitting setting, as the opera takes place aboard an anchored warship in Portsmouth, England, where the captain’s daughter wrestles with her hesitation toward a marriage proposal, another sailor’s persistent love for her, and her own secret feelings for a lower-class sailor. The opera uses humor to satirize the challenges of classism and love in late 19th-century Europe. Australian bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi, who plays the captain, is recognized for his work with major opera companies on five continents and his role in the world premiere live production of The Manchurian Candidate. Soprano Ksenia Popova, known for her work with the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Opera, plays Josephine, the captain’s daughter.
Sun, July 16 at 7 pm; boarding at 6:30 pm • $50 • Coeur d’Alene Resort • 115 S. Second St. • operacda.com • 800-418-1485