Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Volunteer Appreciation Event is an annual event in which the staff gives back to our wonderful volunteers. We are a small staff and often rely on the kindness of those willing to donate their time to help us throughout the year. This event is also a great way for us to welcome new volunteers to Opera Idaho as we talk about our plans for the season and possible upcoming volunteering opportunities. Of course, we will also have a special performance from one or more of our Resident Company members.

  • Would You Like to Volunteer?

Become a part of the magic! Opera Idaho is looking for Opera lovers who want to work behind the scenes and volunteer to help bring the Opera to life!

 

As an Opera Idaho volunteer, you will have the opportunity to…

  • Attend a volunteer kick-off event in the early fall
  • Participate in committees
  • Attend volunteer socials
  • Attend and assist at Opera Idaho special events
  • Plan signature events and fundraisers
  • Assist with various office tasks
  • Meet international opera stars
  • Set and achieve goals for the opera

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Information Form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer of the Year

Once a year, the staff chooses a volunteer that goes above and beyond to help wherever needed.

  • 2020-2021 Carol L. Montgomery
  • 2019-2020 Bae Emilson
  • 2018-2019 Heather, Casidee & Abygail Ballantyne
  • 2017-2018 Carla Fromm & Ellen McKinney
  • 2016-2017 Susan Jones
  • 2015-2016 Ivana Gigante
  • 2014-2015 Regina Montenegro
  • 2013-2014 Rose-Marie & Max Bearden and Alize Norman
  • 2012-2013 Vicke Lee
  • 2011-2012 Mike Stanton
  • 2010-2011 Trish Ebsworth and Marvin Hansen
  • 2009-2010 Dan Monasterio & Eric Jones
  • 2008-2009 Jimsi Kuborn and Stan Fornander
  • 2007-2008 Bernadette Bonaminio
  • 2006-2007 Leslie Garrett

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Last season was very successful for Opera Idaho, and that is in large part due to our dedicated group of local volunteers. Below is the list of individuals who have helped us in the last two years (updated April 2022)

Harriet Almerico
Benjamin Arroyo
Christine Bedard
Marty Brookman
Caitlin Carlberg
Elaine Crawford
Nanette Duncan
Abygail Ballantyne
Casidee Ballantyne
Heather Ballantyne 
Rose-Marie & Max Bearden
Kathleen Beynun
Jessa Cady
Willis Carr
Ilona Copeland
Glenna Crawforth
Michele Detwiler
Joan & Phil Ehrnstein
Bae Emilson
Carla & Jeff Fromm
Kent Gardner
Leslie Garrett
Emily Hammond
Fred & Sue Hebert
Lisa Hecht
Patty Henry
Elizabeth Hess
Helena Howell
Rebecca Jauquet
David Jensen
Eric Jones
Colleen Kelly
Vicki Kreimeyer
Mary Langenfeld
Boyd & Mary Leavitt
Vicke Lee
Paul Lucia
Marina Lukyantseva-Haworth
Pamela Martin
Barbara Martin-Sparrow & Roger Sparrow
Brent Mathieu
Lynne Mattison
Leslie Mauldin
Yvonne McCoy
Evangel McVicker
Ellen McKinney
Lori Miller
Dan Monasterio
Regina Montenegro
Carol Montgomery
Barbara & Pat Myhre
Nicole Nelson
Alice Norman
Gizella O’Neil
Nicole Otte
Constance Poiser
Bill & Wanda Previty
Tamar Raymond
Gwen Rumer
Carollen & David Ryan
Bonnie Salewski
Linda Secretan
Laura Simic
Jeff & Jo-Anne Smith
Nancylee Summerville
Judith Taylor
Kryston Velarde
Sherry Vogel
Patty Wainwright
Katy Weyand
Jenna Whitlock
Bill Wilkinson
Shawna Yant
Yao Yin
Glenn & Michelle Zausmer

We routinely acknowledge our volunteers in printed materials – if you do not want to be listed, please let us know as well.

Volunteer Form