Children’s Choruses Auditions
Younger singers are asked to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle” in three different keys and then echo clapping. This is so we can determine the singer’s range, if they can move up, find their pitch and follow tempo.
The older singers must sing “America” (My Country ‘tis of Thee). Then we will check their vocal range, do some tonal memory activities, have them read rhythms from flash cards, and then sing a round together with one of the directors.
If your child is interested in joining Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses, call 208-345-3531 x2 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your audition slot.
Opera Idaho Studio
513 South 8th Street, Boise
- Monday, August 27, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
West Valley Chapter:
Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene
150 W Maestra St, Meridian
- Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm
There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, September 4 from 7 to 8pm for a meet and greet for both chapters in the Opera Idaho Studio. Conflicts will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If you missed the audition dates and we’re still within the first few weeks of rehearsal, give us a call. We may be able to set up a time for your child to audition.
Main-Stage Role Auditions
Main-stage roles are cast well in advance of the performance dates. Mainstage auditions are by invitation only and will be scheduled on a case by case basis. In order to be considered for an invitation to a live audition, you need to send an audio/video sample, resume and head shot to us. Files can be sent via e-mail attachments to email@example.com, available on a website, or hard copies can be sent to our office.
Mainstage National Auditions dates:
- No audition dates at this time.
Opera Idaho Orchestra
Opera Idaho is interested in experienced orchestral musicians. If you would like to be considered for our orchestra, please send résumé and current contact information to Tom Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident Company Auditions
The Resident Company is the pool of local, Boise-area singers from which artists & vocalists are chosen for choruses, comprimario and cover roles for our main stage and other productions (all lead roles are cast in separate auditions by invitation only). A stipend is paid for all main stage appearances, including choruses. There will also be opportunities for solo work for special events and referral jobs.
To audition: please prepare at least one aria (opera/oratorio/operetta) or musical theater selection, preferably memorized. You can prepare as many as three selections, preferably with one selection in English. A form will be sent to you prior to the audition; please bring the completed form to your scheduled audition. An accompanist will be provided by Opera Idaho.
Resident Company Auditions dates (West Side Story ensemble only):
- No audition dates at this time
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Opera Idaho’s Resident Company and performing in our productions, call 208-345-3531 ext 5 or email email@example.com for more information.
Performance Opportunities in the 2018-2019 Season:
West Side Story in Concert
September 15 & 16, 2018
October 26 & 28, 2018
February 22 & 24, 2019
November 10, 2018
Operatini: Western Escapade
August, 9, 2018
Operatini: Holiday Spirits
December 6, 2018
Operatini: Topsy Turvy Tipple
March 28, 2019
Operatini: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
May 16, 2019
Art Song Recital Series
Spring of 2019
Current Resident Company
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Gayle Dawn Hill
Alyse M. Krieger
Sara Evans Stejskal
Shelby Ann Boice
Angela Tracy Miller
Leta Harris Neustaedter
Adam Wade Duncan