Auditions

All auditions are by appointment only.

Children’s Choruses

For children in grades K-12. 

  • August 22, 23 & 24, 2022
  • 3:30pm – 5:30pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Krista at 208.345.3531 ext. 2 or email krista@operaidaho.org.

Rising Stars

College prep program for Juniors and Senior in High School.

  • Dates TBA
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, by appointment
To schedule an appointment call Merri at 208.345.3531 ext. 2 or email merri@operaidaho.org.
 

Critical Mass Vocal Artists

Critical Mass Vocal Artists (CMVA) is a professional choral ensemble consisting of trained singers in the Treasure Valley that produces excellent choral music focusing on contemporary octavo literature of a high caliber along with educational outreach, directed by Dr. Michael Porter.

  • Dates TBA
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Curtis at 208.345.3531 ext. 5 or email curtis@operaidaho.org

Resident Company

Local, Boise-area singers in choruses, comprimario and cover roles for our main stage and other productions.

  • Friday, April 29, 2022 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, by appointment
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Curtis at 208.345.3531 ext. 5 or email curtis@operaidaho.org

Role auditions

Mainstage 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 headshot. 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.

  • No National Audition Dates at this time.

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 Melanie Keller at melanie@operaidaho.org

Audition Requirements

Children’s Choruses

Auditions are not required for Kinder Chorus just call Merri at 208-345-3531 ext 2 to sign up.

Angelus Chorus (grades 2-5) 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.

Excelsior Chorus (grades 6-12) singers are asked to 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. 

Rising Stars

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.

Critical Mass Vocal Artists

To audition, prepare a selected song of your choice—a pianist will be provided. In addition, there will be a short sight reading and tonal memory exercise. You will sing your appropriate vocal line to a provided musical selection, which will be sent to you after you schedule your audition.

Resident Company

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.

Performance Opportunities in the 2021-2022 Season:

The Merry Widow
October 8 & 9, 2021

Carmen
January 28 & 30, 2022

Dead Man Walking
April 22 & 24, 2022

Other Opportunities:

Operatini
Various dates

Art Song Recital Series
Spring of 2022: March 27, May 15, & June 5

Current Resident Company

Sopranos

Victoria Arriero
Krista Arroyo
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Jerusha Baker
Heather Ballantyne
Liz Batey
Kathleen Beynun
Jordan Bowman
Lizzy Brennan
Lauren Caesar
Carley Ann Campbell
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Serena Clark
Megan Croft
Kristen Dittman
Stephanie Derentz
Kayla Downs
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Lara Hamilton
Dena Holland
Maxine James
Hana Jung
Sarah Kelly
Taryn Koch
Kylie Kohl
Vicki Kreimeyer 
Alyse M. Krieger
Sharon Lucas
Leslie Mauldin
Emmanuella Mazile
Gwendolyn Miller
Michiko Miller
Sarah Muller
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Rebecca Pearce
Katalin Plummer
Jennifer Price
Heather Ray
Christie Rode
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Bonnie Salewski
Alana Seacord
Rebecca Schneider
Elizabeth Simmons
Aviana Smith
Angela Sprague
Sara Evans Stejskal
BrieAnne Welch
Mariah Wilcox
Janell Zuckerman

Mezzo-Sopranos

Aubrey Balfour
Krista Blaine
Veronica Blake
Ainsley Boan
Shelby Ann Boice
Jessica Butler
Tiffany Calás
Val Cangie
Erin Case
Diana Cayler
Jillian Denham
Michele Detwiler
Leigh Falconer
Suzanne Hansen
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Hannah Lee
Vicke Lee
Anne Leinonen
Madison Lyman
Ruth Manthey-Wray
Ellen McKinney
Angela Tracy Miller
Kelly Moylan
Leta Harris Neustaedter
Deanna Pond
Laura Schneider
Naomi Spinelli
Savannah Stame
Corrina Steinbach
Kaitlyn Walton
Lindsay Whittig
Amy Wickstrom

Tenors

Anthony Ames
Lincoln Bollschweiler
David Burton
David Czerepinski
John Hamilton
Alexander Hill
Jonathan Hill
Jim Jirak
Tim Judy
Sterling Koch
David Noland
Scott Noland
Geoffrey Parks
Andrew Peck
Maxwell Reinhardt
Doug Rinard
Hubert Schwartoff

Baritones/Basses

Mark Anderson
Brandon Atkins
Jack Bonde
Willis Carr
Colin Cho
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Devin Gee
Michal Jarolimek
Rudy Kammel
Jesse Kaye
Luke Koenig
Michael Kohntopp
David Le
Fernando Menéndez
Erik Noyce
Brayden Olson
Jonathan Perry
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Anders Tobiason