Opera Idaho (OI) is a level 3 (budget $1,000,000 – $3,000,000) opera company and the only professional opera company of its kind in Idaho. Opera Idaho is one of the fastest-growing opera companies in the U.S., having tripled its budget in the last 13 years. Opera Idaho is located in Boise, ID, noted by some as the fastest-growing city in the U.S.
Opera Idaho celebrates its 50th consecutive season in 2022/23 with a mainstage season of four operas plus two non-subscription productions and a free outdoor Opera in the Park concert. In 2009 OI moved into its new performance home, the restored Egyptian Theatre, long popular in the community for its unique architecture, location and selection to the National Register of Historic Places; OI also performs at The Morrison Center on the campus of Boise State University. The principal place of business for OI is its facility in downtown Boise as part of the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, which also has facilities for Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic. The facility houses the company’s offices, rehearsal studio and meeting rooms.
Search for General Director
With long-time General Director Mark Junkert retiring in July 2023, Opera Idaho invites energized and entrepreneurial leaders to present themselves as candidates to become the company’s next General Director. The General Director is responsible for developing and executing plans to support Opera Idaho’s operational and programming success. Reporting directly to Opera Idaho’s Executive Council of the Board of Directors, the General Director will lead and inspire a team of full-time and contracted administrators, artists, and production personnel committed to creating captivating artistic experiences. The General Director will have a great ability to balance artistic ambition with the financial health of the company, creating an environment where artists feel supported to do their best work. Serious candidates will be committed to building a strong base of support through engaging public ambassadorship and will be interested in promoting new ways for opera to reach new audiences in Boise and throughout the state of Idaho. Opera Idaho has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to facilitate this important search.