Intermountain Opera Bozeman is thrilled to present several free opera performances under the Big Sky this summer.

Baritone Levi Hernandez will treat audiences to opera and musical theater selections showcasing Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s 2019-2020 season. Mr. Hernandez is a nationally-renowned opera singer who performed the role of Ford in IOB’s 2017 production of Falstaff. He will return to Bozeman in April to perform in IOB's upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro.

Mr. Hernandez will be joined by pianist Erin Henke and four outstanding regional artists: Tasha Fain, Lukas Graf, Rachel Osen, and Wendy Monson.

Belgrade Community Library will host the first performance at Lewis and Clark Park on Friday, August 2nd, at 5:30 pm. This event will include free family activities!

On Saturday, August 3rd, a performance will take place during the Sweet Pea Festival at 11:15 a.m. at The Hollow in Lindley Park. Admission is included in your purchase of the Sweet Pea wristband.

The weekend will continue with a performance at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston, Montana on Sunday, August 4th. Join IOB board of directors and staff for a pre-performance reception at 2:00, then move to the Dulcie Theatre for the 3:00 show. Both the concert and the reception are free and open to the public.

These events are made possible by The Sweet Pea Festival, Robyn and Orville Erlenbush and ERA Landmark Realty, Sal & Carol G. Lalani, Kirk Michels, Donald B. Gimbel, and April & Peter Nalen.

Artists

Levi hernandez, baritone   With a velvety tone and a stage presence which exudes confidence and charm, baritone Levi Hernandez is gaining momentum as a sought-after artist on the operatic stage. Mark Thomson Ketterson of Opera News declared of his principal debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Dandini in La cenerentola, “Young baritone Levi Hernandez’s intelligent Dandini displayed a most impressive knack for subtle text-painting within a pristinely negotiated coloratura line…”  The El Paso native has joined the rosters of leading opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera where he debuted as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly next to Ana Maria Martinez and Joseph Calleja. Hernandez’s 2017-2018 season included his debut with Opera Colorado as Marcello in La bohème, Inspector Kildare in Elizabeth Cree with Chicago Opera Theater, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas with San Diego Opera and Madison Opera, and Ford in Falstaff with Intermountain Opera. The 2018-2019 season sees him as Rambaldo in La rondine with Minnesota Opera, Rabbi Lampert in Enemies, A Love Story with Kentucky Opera, Sharpless with Virginia Opera, Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath with Michigan Opera Theatre, and Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Shippensburg Music Festival. Future seasons include engagements with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Colorado, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.

Levi hernandez, baritone

With a velvety tone and a stage presence which exudes confidence and charm, baritone Levi Hernandez is gaining momentum as a sought-after artist on the operatic stage. Mark Thomson Ketterson of Opera News declared of his principal debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Dandini in La cenerentola, “Young baritone Levi Hernandez’s intelligent Dandini displayed a most impressive knack for subtle text-painting within a pristinely negotiated coloratura line…”

The El Paso native has joined the rosters of leading opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera where he debuted as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly next to Ana Maria Martinez and Joseph Calleja. Hernandez’s 2017-2018 season included his debut with Opera Colorado as Marcello in La bohème, Inspector Kildare in Elizabeth Cree with Chicago Opera Theater, Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas with San Diego Opera and Madison Opera, and Ford in Falstaff with Intermountain Opera. The 2018-2019 season sees him as Rambaldo in La rondine with Minnesota Opera, Rabbi Lampert in Enemies, A Love Story with Kentucky Opera, Sharpless with Virginia Opera, Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath with Michigan Opera Theatre, and Dvorak’s Te Deum with the Shippensburg Music Festival. Future seasons include engagements with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Colorado, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.