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.

  • TBA

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 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: 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.

Audition Date

  • TBA

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 to reserve your audition slot.

Role Auditions

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, 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

Performance Opportunities in the 2019-2020 Season:

September 27 & 29, 2019

Acis & Galatea
November 8 & 10, 2019

La bohème
February 14 & 16, 2020

Dead Man Walking
April 24 & 26, 2020 – Due to COVID-19, Postponed to 2021-2022 season.

Other Opportunities:

Fall Concert
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


Mackenzie Aitken
Victoria Arriero
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Heather Ballantyne
Jerusha Baker
Kathleen Beynun
Lizzy Brennan
Joie Cariaga
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Elaina Crenshaw
Megan Croft
Kristen Dittman
Kayla Downs
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Emily Hansen
Gayle Dawn Hill
Dena Holland
Kendra Kae
Alyse M. Krieger
Vicki Kreimeyer
Crystal Lovato
Leanne Macdonnell
Leslie Mauldin
Emmanuella Mazile
Yvonne McCoy
Michiko 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
BrieAnne Welch
Mariah Wilcox
Sarah Worthington
Janell Zuckerman


Aubrey Balfour
Krista Blaine
Veronica Blake
Shelby Ann Boice
Jennifer Burke
Tiffany Calás
Erin Case
Diana Cayler
Michele Detwiler
Leigh Falconer
Abigail Haas
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
Naomi Spinelli
Corrina Steinbach
Patty Wainwright
Amy Wickstrom

Anthony Ames
Lincoln Bollschweiler
David Burton
David Czerepinski
Adam Wade Duncan
Lenny Escobar
Spenser Farnsworth
Clark Gross
Dylan Harm
Steve Hatch
Jonathan Hill
Jim Jirak
Tim Judy
Ian Kelly
David Noland
Scott Noland
Andrew Peck
Maxwell Reinhardt
Dominico Reyes
Douglas James Rinard
Wally Tuck
Alex Woodies

Paul Aitken
Mark Anderson
Brandon Atkins
Jack Bonde
Willis Carr
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Michal Jarolimek
Bill Kloppenburg
Michael Kohntopp
Stephen Kuykendall
David Le
Casey Lebold
Fernando Menéndez
Erik Noyce
Jonathan Perry
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Patrick Scott
Bob Wallace