The Music of ABBA Comes to Sun Valley

Sun Valley Opera and Sun Valley Resort announce The Greatest ABBA Show Ever! (performed by ARRIVAL from Sweden) in the Sun Valley Pavilion on Sunday July 7th at 8 pm along with the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Playing to rave reviews throughout world, this is the only group sanctioned by ABBA to perform their music. With voices, physical appearance very close to the original group, costumes which are all made under license from Abba’s original designer and the same mannerisms, people who attend the concert will feel as though they have gone back in time and were watching the original ABBA in concert.


ARRIVAL From Sweden works together with the designer Owe Sandström who designed and also owns, all of the original ABBA staging clothes. ARRIVAL From Sweden is the only band worldwide, who has the exclusive rights to make exact copies of the design protected staging clothes. It is the only group who has been given an unreleased ABBA song directly from Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA. The song “Just A Notion” is soon due for a worldwide release.

The group has toured 45 nations in addition to appearing on TV and radio throughout the world. Since 2007 ARRIVAL has made 25 successful tours in the US playing to sold out arenas and venues. If schedules allow some of the original band members will also be there. The original group’s songs topped the charts worldwide from 1972-1982. They will perform ABBA’s hits like: Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Does Your Mother Know, Take A Chance, SOS, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Money Money Money, Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, I Do I Do I Do, Chiquitita, Knowing Me Knowing You, Summer Night City, Thank You For The Music, Lay All Your Love On Me, Gimme Gimme Gimme and more.


Joining in The Music of Abba is The American Festival Chorus and Orchestra which was founded in 2008 by Dr. Craig Jessop former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He is the Artistic Director and conductor of 270 talented singers from Utah and an orchestra which is a professional ensemble made up of instrumentalists from Utah State University including members of the highly acclaimed Fry Street Quartet of Utah State University.


Tickets go on sale April 1st. Diva Tickets are available at or by calling 208.726.0991 and include a cocktail party in a private residence on July 5th, preferred seating and valet parking at the Sun Valley Pavilion at the concert. They are also selling Intermezzo tickets which are the preferred seats behind the Divas. General admission tickets are available at or by calling 208.622.2135 or 888.622.2108.



Sun Valley Opera’s Summer Spectacular Concert

Sun Valley Opera’s Summer Spectacular Concert

Sun Valley Pavilion

June 30; 8pm

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra and special guest Alyson Cambridge

Presented by Sun Valley Resort & Sun Valley Opera

For General Admission tickets, please contact Sun Valley Resort at 208-622-2135

or visit





A frequent and compelling presence on the recital and concert stages, lyric soprano Alyson Cambridge makes an encore appearance on the Sun Valley Opera’s concert stage.  Equally comfortable in her high and low ranges, Ms. Cambridge has been appearing to critical acclaim around the world, has been signed by Choppard Diamonds to appear in their ads and is part of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s bold new advertising campaign in which a 5-story poster of Alyson hangs on the outside of its building.


Sun Valley Opera’s Winter Concert

Sun Valley Opera House

Love Is In The Air

Starring soprano Michelle Johnson and baritone Brian Major

February 10, 2012


Diva party to precede concert in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room 6:30pm

Audiences will be entertained by the critically acclaimed rising opera star, Michelle Johnson, winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, singing with fianc Brian Major in the Sun Valley Opera’s winter concert. They will entertain the audience with a concert of love songs perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns has said of Johnson " On a good night, Opera soprano Michelle Johnson is the bullfighter and the audience is the bull-there to be teased, attracted, provoked and (pleasurably) slain. Johnson could make you believe that opera singers are born rather than made, shepherded to fame by the forces of destiny, and with luck, kept from vocal harm by extra-militant guardian angels."


General admission tickets are $40 and Diva tickets begin at $125. Tickets are available by calling 208.726.0991 or online at

Tenor Alfie Boe in the Limelight March 19

The Sun Valley Opera presentsAlfie Boe, one of Britain’s most popular tenors and international recording artist in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Ballroom on March 19, 2011. Doors open at 7:30pm and the concert starts at 8pm.

Tickets are $45 & $65 on sale Friday, February 25 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135.
Purchase tickets online at:

Diva Party tickets are $125 and up and include a cocktail party in the Sun Valley Inn Continental Room beginning at 6:30pm, March 19. Diva Party tickest are only available at the Sun Valley Opera. (208) 726-0991

When Alfie began his studies at the Royal College of Music as an opera singer he was encouraged to explore this beautiful classical folk music. As he immersed himself in the history of these arias he was immediately hooked on the tradition it was steeped in & his love affair had begun! “When I’m performing these songs it’s the music and the words that are telling the story and that’s where the passion comes from. I really connect with the people and their love and emotion for their homeland,” explains Alfie.

Alfie’s trajectory was set when he left home to join the D’Oyly Carte Touring Opera Company. It was a fine experience but it wasn’t enough for the young Boe. He wanted to learn his art thoroughly and left for London enrolling at the Royal College of Music. After graduating he joined the The National Opera Studio and then went on to the Villar Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera House.

It has been well documented that Alfie’s first break came when Baz Luhrmann, after spending two years looking for one of the main leads for his controversial production of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ approached Alfie for the role. His performance on Broadway led to him winning a Tony Award which sits comfortably next to his John McCormack Young Voice Award and Lyric Tenor of the World Audience Award.

There have been many highlights in his career but the last 12 months have been exceptional. Alfie has enjoyed two chart topping classical albums and now finds himself on the eve of releasing his third studio album; he was nominated for a Classical Brit Award for ‘Best Album’ sharing the category with Sir Paul McCartney and Sting; he’s toured the length and breadth of the country; performed at the Royal Albert Hall with Lesley Garratt and Sir Willard White; performed in a sell-out run of the English National Opera’s production of Kismet alongside Michael Ball and performed at Clarence House where he graciously accepted the role as Ambassador for HRH’s Arts & Kids Foundation.

Sun Valley Opera presents Miz Saigon July 11 at the Sun Valley Pavilion

Sun Valley Opera in conjunction with Sun Valley Resort Entertainment are pleased to present Miz Saigon on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 8pm in the Sun Valley Pavilion. Gates open at 7pm
This concert is performed by 5 singers, a 25-piece orchestra and a finale sung by a 100 voice chorus. The Miz Saigon concert will feature songs from two of the world’s most beloved stories and Broadway musicals; Miss Saigon and Les Misrables, under the direction of music director Brett Strader.

Tickets are $28, $49 & $76 on sale April 15 online at:
or at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office: (888) 622-2108 or (208) 622-2135
Hotel & Concert Ticket packages also available. Please call hotel reservations at (800)786-8259.

Tickets to the Friday, July 10 Miz Saigon Diva Party are only available through Sun Valley Opera.
For more information about the Miz Saigon artists and to purchase tickets to the July 10 Diva Party please visit
or call (208) 726-0991.

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD in Hailey

Opera lovers and culture vultures look no further!
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
Big Wood Movie Theater in Hailey, Idaho
The Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world continues for its fifth season, featuring 12 thrilling live transmissions led by Maestro James Levine and acclaimed guest conductors.
All transmissions will begin at 11am on the following Saturdays at the Big Wood Movie Theater in Hailey, Idaho:
October 9, October 23, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, February 26, March 19, April 9, April 23, April 30 and May 14.
Tickets: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Students $18. For more info go to:

Sun Valley Opera-An Evening with Alyson Cambridge on January 29 & 30

Sun Valley Opera and Sun Valley Resort Entertainment Present:
Don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to see superstar soprano Alyson Cambridge on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge.
Doors open at 7:15pm, show starts at 8pm.
Concert tickets are $35 for General Admission and $75 for Preferred Seating available at the Sun Valley Recreation Center box office (208) 622-2135 or on online at:
Program will include her signature song “Summertime” (Porgy & Bess) and “Song to the Moon” (Rusalka Aria).

Opening Night Concert & Diva Party is Friday, January 29 at the Sun Valley Club at 6:30pm starting with a sumptuous pre-concert cocktail party. Tickets from $125 only available through the Sun Valley Opera (208)726-0991 or online:

The Metropolitan Opera soprano’s exclusive visit is presented by Sun Valley Opera and Sun Valley Resort Entertainment. The concert “Young Love” includes her signature songs, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess by Gershwin and “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka Dvorak. Frank Meyer, President of Sun Valley Opera said, “In addition to the perfection of her singing, she draws in the audience with her professional acting skills”. The New York Times described her voice as “powerful and clear” and the Washington Post priased her for the principal role in La Boheme at the Kennedy Center, under the direction of Placido Domingo. She was seen on the Metropolitan HD live satellite transmission to select theaters around the world and is represented by one of the most prestigious artist management firms in the world. Miss Cambridge, who performs across America and abroad, sings for the first time in Idaho.

Tenors and Strings Extravaganza June 28


Sun Valley Opera and Sun Valley Resort Entertainment present Tenors and Strings Extravaganza featuring Dennis McNeil’s Three Tenors and The Hutchins Consort will perform at the Sun Valley Pavilion Sunday, June 28. For videos of both go to the Sun Valley Opera website.


*Children under 18 are Free, but still need a ticket to reserve a seat. Students 18 and over with valid student ID receive a $10 discount on all seats. Please call 888-622-2108 for Student or Child Tickets.



Artist Biography:
Three powerhouse tenors, Dennis McNeil, Jose Medina, and Eduardo Villa, have wowed audiences from Los Angeles to Rome and Mexico to Slovenia singing the world’s greatest hits. What makes these three men so special is the fact that they have so much fun on stage and it is contagious. The audience of all ages will leap to their feet at the Pavilion with standing ovations and bravos!.

They have performed lead roles in operas around the world including New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Berlin Opera, Munich Opera, Paris Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vancouver Opera, Atlanta Opera. Mr Villa is currently a regular guest artist at the Metropolian Opera.

Along with the grand tenor arias from the world of opera, they sing international popular songs from Mexico and Naples such as O Sole Mio as well Broadway favorites. In this World Premier show, preceding a tour to other cities, the Hutchins Consort violins join the tenor voices creating music that speaks to the heart. The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight matched violins of the New Violin Family – from tiny treble tuned an octave higher than a normal violin to the 7 ft tall contrabass violin. These instruments are the first successful attempt in the 500 year history of the violin to make a complete homogenous set that span the entire range of written music.

In 1990 on the occasion of the World Cup in Rome, the original Three Tenors performed at the Baths of Caraculla. The concert was telecast to millions around the world. Fame of “The Three Tenors” was instant. The recordings and videos of subsequent concerts have outsold those of Elvis and the Rolling Stones. They brought the classical voice to the masses.

The famous composer Lalo Schifrin, a member of the Sun Valley Opera Honorary Pavilion Committee, was invited to write the Gran Finale of the first Three Tenors Concert as well as subsequent World Cup concerts. Dennis McNeil, Jose Median and Eduardo Villa, are the only other tenors to have performed Maestro Schifrin’s repertorie under his baton in the USA and abroad.