In 2019 we created Opera Idaho’s Rising Stars program. It is a tuition-based, weekly program designed as an opera training and college preparatory program for young singers in their Junior and Senior years in high.

While in the program, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn to prepare for college auditions
  • Perform opera scenes
  • Meet and speak with opera professionals
  • Learn stage movement
  • Learn what happens backstage at the opera
  • Receive solo coachings

Tuition: $320 per year (about $10 per session). Need-based scholarships available!

Auditions: Tuesday, September 29, 4pm to 7pm. To schedule an appointment please call Merri (ext. 2) or Nik (ext. 5) at 208-345-3531. Auditions will be held at:

Opera Idaho Studio
513 South 8th Street, Boise

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Opera Idaho Studio, 513 South 8th Street, Boise, and will begin on Tuesday, October 6.

To audition: Please prepare one piece from your Solo Festival repertoire list or other solo song, 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 by Opera Idaho, please bring sheet music for your piece.