Opera Idaho


All auditions are by appointment only.

Children’s Choruses

  • August 21-23, 4:00-5:30 pm

To schedule an audition, contact Krista at 208.345.3531 ext. 2 or krista@operaidaho.org.

Auditions are not required for Kinder Chorus (ages 4 to 1st grade), just contact Krista to sign up.

Angelus Chorus (2nd to 5th grade) 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 (6th to 12th grade) and Kiwanis Boys Choir (unchanged male voices in 3rd-9th grade) 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 the director.

Con Spirito Chorus (10th to 12th grade, SATB chamber music ensemble) auditions are similar to those of Excelsior and Kiwanis, adding an option for them to sing a part of a song they know, a cappella. If they do not have one on hand, they may sing “Happy Birthday”, a cappella if they would rather. They will also sing 2 octaves of a scale on either solfege or on numbers 1-8, and finally singing back 3-4 note intervals back to the director.

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.

To schedule an audition, email Michael Porter at michaelporter2@boisestate.edu.

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

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

  • August 22, 6-8pm
  • August 24, 6-8pm
  • August 26, 1:30-3:30pm

To schedule an audition, contact Curtis at 208.345.3531 ext. 5 or curtis@operaidaho.org.

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.

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, résumé, and headshot. Files can be sent via email 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 Auditions

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.

Performance Opportunities in the 2023-2024 Season:

The Marriage of Figaro
October 13 & 15, 2023

Roméo et Juliette
February 23 & 25, 2024 

Various dates

Current Resident Company

Last updated January 4, 2024

Victoria Arriero
Krista Arroyo
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Jerusha Baker
Heather Ballantyne
Liz Batey
Kathleen Beynun
Jordan Bowman
Lauren Caesar
Carley Ann Campbell
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Serena Clark
Megan Croft
Anne Dickau
Kristen Dittman
Shelby DeBoard-Ulrich
Stephanie Derentz
Kayla Downs
Kylie Evans
Amanda Gardner
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Lara Hamilton
Katie Hansen
Katia Hayati
Kyla Heller
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
Rebecca Myers
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Rebecca Pearce
Jessica Perez
Jennifer Price
Heather Ray
Christie Rode
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Bonnie Salewski
Alana Seacord
Rebecca Schneider
Elizabeth Simmons
Aviana Smith
Sarah Smith
Angela Sprague
BrieAnne Welch
Mariah Wilcox
Janell Zuckerman

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
Anthea Fisher
Suzanne Hansen
Roberta Hariff
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Kim Keys
Hannah Lee
Vicke Lee
Anne Leinonen
Ruth Manthey-Wray
Angela Tracy Miller
Kelly Moylan
Leta Harris Neustaedter
Deanna Pond
Laura Schneider
Naomi Spinelli
Savannah Stame
Elizabeth Straker
Corrina Steinbach
Lindsay Whittig
Amy Wickstrom

Anthony Ames
Lincoln Bollschweiler
Cody Bray
David Burton
Nicholas Cravens
Grant Drees
Stuart Gagnon
Raydel Perez Gonzalez
Zachary Greatting
Alexander Hill
Justin Holland
Jim Jirak
Tim Judy
Sterling Koch
Marcus Lawrence
Alexander Lundquist
David Noland
Scott Noland
Geoffrey Parks
Andrew Peck
Jonathan Perry
Maxwell Reinhardt
Doug Rinard
Hubert Schwarthoff
William Thompson

Mark Anderson
Brandon Atkins
John 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
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Taylor Ross
Oliver Schulberg
Anders Tobiason
Greg Watts
Bruce Yang