Opera Idaho's 'The Sound of Music'

July 19, 2013 

  • 7 p.m. July 19, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise; and 7 p.m. July 21, Woodriver Cellars, 3705 Idaho 16, Eagle. $15-$40. 345-3531, operaidaho.org.

Hear one of the most soaring, life-affirming anthems in the musical theater canon - "The hills are alive ..." from Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic "The Sound of Music" - performed in the beauty of the Boise Foothills this weekend. This is a concert performance of the story of Maria von Trapp and her family, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria by hiking across the alps. Guest artist Courtney Ruckman sings the role of Maria, a novice in a convent with an undaunted spirit. She becomes the nanny and eventual stepmother to the seven children of Capt. von Trapp (Boise baritone Jim Poston).

Dana Oland

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