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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Auditions are not required for Kinder Chorus just call Merri at 208-345-3531 ext 2 to sign up.
Younger singers auditioning for Angelus Chorus 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.
Older singers auditioning for Excelsior Chorus 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.
Call 208-345-3531 x2 or email: email@example.com to reserve your audition slot.
Opera Idaho Studio
513 South 8th Street, Boise
- Monday, August 24, 2020
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Auditions are by appointment only from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
There is a mandatory meeting for new parents just before the first chorus rehearsal in the fall, date TBA. Conflicts will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Please prepare one piece from your Solo Festival repertoire list, preferably memorized. 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.
Auditions will be held at the Opera Idaho Studio located at: 513 South 8th Street in Boise, Idaho.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Opera Idaho Rising Stars program please call 208.345.3531 x 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your audition slot.
Mainstage roles are cast well in advance of the performance dates.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.
- No National Audition Dates at this time.
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
Performance Opportunities in the 2019-2020 Season:
September 27 & 29, 2019
Acis & Galatea
November 8 & 10, 2019
February 14 & 16, 2020
Dead Man Walking
April 24 & 26, 2020 – Due to COVID-19, Postponed to 2021-2022 season.
October 11, 2019
Operatini at Chateau des Fleurs
August, 8, 2019
Operatini: Holiday Spirits
December 5, 2019
Ales & Arias Events
Art Song Recital Series
Spring of 2020
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
Douglas James Rinard