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Arts as a business: Opera Idaho (access required)

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This is the fourth in a four-part series on the economic impact of local arts groups. If you ask Mark Junkert, general director of Opera Idaho, opera is the most complicated art form of all. “The Boise Philharmonic has an ...

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Opera Idaho seeks to build its own theater (access required)

Opera Idaho is tiptoeing into building its own theater, ideally suited for opera. The 40-year-old opera, which performs statewide, has staged operas at the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise since 2010 and at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. ...

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Esther Simplot creates a $3 million endowment for the arts

Local arts patron Esther Simplot has established a $3 million endowed fund that will provide about $45,000 a year each to the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho and Opera Idaho. The Pauline Becker and Dorothy Simplot Memorial Endowment Fund was placed ...

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