Auditions & Resident Company

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: info@operaidaho.org to reserve your audition slot.

Boise Chapter:
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 info@operaidaho.org, 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 tomkp1@hotmail.com


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 nik@operaidaho.org for more information.


Performance Opportunities in the 2018-2019 Season:

West Side Story in Concert
September 15 & 16, 2018

Don Giovanni
October 26 & 28, 2018

Aida
February 22 & 24, 2019

Other Opportunities:

Fall Concert
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

Sopranos

Mackenzie Aitken
Victoria Arriero
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Heather Ballantyne
Liz Batey
Kathleen Beynun
Lizzy Brennan
Joie Cariaga
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Jerusha Cox
Elaina Crenshaw
Megan Croft
Darcee Cuillard
Kristen Dittman
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Emily Hansen
Gayle Dawn Hill
Haley Hill
Kendra Hillier
Dena Holland
Vicki Kreimeyer
Alyse M. Krieger
Crystal Lovato
Leanne Macdonnell
Lindsay Macias
Leslie Mauldin
Yvonne McCoy
Michiko Miller
Gwendolyn Miller
Krista Niswander
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Nicole O’Toole
Rebecca Pearce
Jennifer Price
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Bonnie Salewski
Nadamayí Shanti
Shannon Smolar
Sara Evans Stejskal
Nancylee Summervill
Sarah Worthington
Janell Zuckerman

Mezzo-Sopranos

Krista Blaine
Shelby Ann Boice
Jennifer Burke
Tiffany Calás
Val Cangie
Erin Case
Michele Detwiler
Leigh Falconer
Suzanne Hansen
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Kim Keys
Vicke Lee
Lindsay Lowe
Anna Majernikova
Ruth Manthey
Ellen McKinney
Angela Tracy Miller
Kelly Moylan
Leta Harris Neustaedter
Deanna Pond
Jessica Roos
Marianne Saunders
Kiah Spjute
Corrina Steinbach
Patty Wainwright
Amy Wickstrom

Tenors

Anthony Ames
David Burton
David Czerepinski
Adam Wade Duncan
Lenny Escobar
Spenser Farnsworth
Steve Hatch
Jonathan Hill
Doug James
Jim Jirak
Tim Judy
Ian Kelly
David Noland
Scott Noland
Andrew Peck
Maxwell Reinhardt
Jacob Spjute
Wally Tuck

Baritones/Basses

Paul Aitken
Brandon Atkins
Willis Carr
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Michal Jarolimek
Bill Kloppenburg
Stephen Kuykendall
David Le
Casey Lebold
Luis Macias
Fernando Menéndez
Sergiu Moraru
Erik Noyce
Jonathan Perry
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Patrick Scott
Bob Wallace