Following last year’s success of Opera on the Lake, Opera Coeur d’Alene begins its season with the comedic opera The Mikado. Set in Japan, The Mikado — one of the most frequently performed operas in the world — is a story of confusing romances and political corruption that follows Ko-Ko, a former tailor turned executioner who must put someone to death in front of the emperor. He finds a candidate in Nanki-Poo, who’s troubled by his unrequited love for the maiden Yum-Yum, who just so happens to be betrothed to Ko-Ko. In a desperate action, Nanki-Poo agrees to give up his life for a few last days with Yum-Yum. Grab tickets while you can; there will only be one performance of this chaotic comedy.
Sun, July 12, at 6 pm • $50-$60 • Cruises depart from Boardwalk Marina • 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene • operacda.org • 800-481-1485
— Erin Robinson