Auditions

All auditions are by appointment only.

Children’s Choruses

For children in grades k-12. 

  • Tuesday, August 3 through Friday, August 5, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 7 & Wednesday, September 8, 2021
  • 4pm – 6pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Merri at 208.345.3531 ext. 2 or email merri@operaidaho.org.

Rising Stars

College prep program for Juniors and Senior in High School.

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

  • Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Nik at 208.345.3531 ext. 5 or email nik@operaidaho.org.

Resident Company

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

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, by appointment
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, by appointment

To schedule an appointment call Nik at 208.345.3531 ext. 5 or email nik@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

Other Opportunities:

Operatini
Various dates

Art Song Recital Series
Spring of 2022

Current Resident Company

Sopranos

Victoria Arriero
Krista Arroyo
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Jerusha Baker
Heather Ballantyne
Liz Batey
Kathleen Beynun
Jordan Bowman
Lizzy Brennan
Joie Cariaga
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Elaina Crenshaw
Megan Croft
Kristen Dittman
Stephanie Derentz
Kayla Downs
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Emily Hansen
Dena Holland
Maxine James
Kendra Kae
Taryn Koch
Kylie Kohl
Alyse M. Krieger
Vicki Kreimeyer
Crystal Lovato
Leanne Macdonnell
Leslie Mauldin
Emmanuella Mazile
Yvonne McCoy
Michiko Miller
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Nicole O’Toole
Rebecca Pearce
Jennifer Price
Heather Ray
Christie Rode
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Bonnie Salewski
Alana Seacord
Rebecca Schneider
Nadamayí Shanti
Aviana Smith
Angela Sprague
Sara Evans Stejskal
BrieAnne Welch
Mariah Wilcox
Sarah Worthington

Mezzo-Sopranos

Mackenzie Aitken
Aubrey Balfour
Krista Blaine
Veronica Blake
Ainsley Boan
Shelby Ann Boice
Jennifer Burke
Jessica Butler
Tiffany Calás
Val Cangie
Erin Case
Diana Cayler
Michele Detwiler
Leigh Falconer
Abigail Haas
Suzanne Hansen
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Hannah Lee
Vicke Lee
Anne Leinonen
Lindsay Lowe
Madison Lyman
Ruth Manthey
Ellen McKinney
Angela Tracy Miller
Kelly Moylan
Leta Harris Neustaedter
Deanna Pond
Marianne Saunders
Laura Schneider
Naomi Spinelli
Corrina Steinbach
Amy Wickstrom
Janell Zuckerman

Tenors

Paul Aitken
Anthony Ames
Lincoln Bollschweiler
David Burton
David Czerepinski
Adam Wade Duncan
Clark Gross
John Hamilton
Dylan Harm
Steve Hatch
Jonathan Hill
Jim Jirak
Tim Judy
Sterling Koch
David Noland
Scott Noland
Geoffrey Parks
Andrew Peck
Maxwell Reinhardt
Doug Rinard

Baritones/Basses

Mark Anderson
Brandon Atkins
Jack Bonde
Willis Carr
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Devin Gee
Alexander Hill
Michal Jarolimek
Jesse Kaye
Bill Kloppenburg
Michael Kohntopp
Stephen Kuykendall
David Le
Fernando Menéndez
Erik Noyce
Jonathan Perry
Jim Poston
Dominico Reyes
Douglas Rowland
Wally Tuck