Auditions & Resident Company

Children’s Choruses

Younger 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.

The older singers must 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.

If your child is interested in joining Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses, call 345-3531 x2 or email: to reserve your audition slot.

Children’s Choruses audition dates:

  • January 8, 2018 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • January 9, 2018 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, January 16 from 7 to 8pm for a meet and greet. Conflicts will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

If you missed the audition dates and we’re still within the first few weeks of rehearsal, give us a call. We may be able to set up a time for your child to audition.

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Main-Stage Roles

Main-stage 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 head shot to us. Files can be sent via e-mail attachments to, available on a website, or hard copies can be sent to our office.

Mainstage National Auditions dates:

  • No audition dates at this time.

Opera Idaho Resident Company

The Resident Company is the pool of local, Boise-area singers from which artists & vocalists are chosen for choruses, comprimario and cover roles for our main stage and other productions (all lead roles are cast in separate auditions by invitation only). A stipend is paid for all main stage appearances, including choruses. There will also be opportunities for solo work for special events and referral jobs.

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.

Resident Company Auditions dates:

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

If you or someone you know is interested in joining Opera Idaho’s Resident Company and performing in our productions, call 345-3531 x5 or email to reserve your audition slot. We are especially seeking male voices, but anyone can audition.

Performance Opportunities in the 2017-2018 Season:

Amahl and the Night Visitors • December 1 & 3, 2017
Madama Butterfly • February 16 & 18, 2018
A Streetcar Named Desire • April 6 & 8, 2018 (Comprimario roles only)

Other Opportunities:

Fall Concert • November 10 & 12, 2017
Operatini • May 10, 2018 (feat. American Songbook selections)
Art Song Recital Series • Spring of 2018

Opera Idaho Young Artist Program

Opera Idaho is seeking all voice types for its Young Artist Program for the 2018-2019 season. The 2018-2019 season for Opera Idaho has not yet been announced. By the time offers to singers are extended, productions should be decided.

Program Dates: September 15, 2018 – April 15, 2019

Program Information: Opera Idaho is pleased to call for applicants for their Young Artist Program for the 2018-2019 season. Opera Idaho is looking for four vocalists, all voice types are encouraged to apply. The exact dates of program are still to be determined but would be approximately mid to late September 2018 through mid to late April 2019 with a release from November 17 to January 2 for the holidays.

Participants will cover main stage roles as needed, fulfill comprimario roles as needed, participate in choruses as needed, perform for Education Outreach Tour, and other performances as agreed upon (i.e. Operatini, Auction of Arias, and other special engagements).

If selected as a finalist, you may be asked to submit 2-3 letters of recommendation.

Restrictions: Applicants should be US based. All voice types are encouraged to apply. Age Limit: 35

How To Apply

Deadline: Wed Jan 31, 2018
Materials Required: Headshot, Resume or CV, Video samples (minimum two) – Please note: Audio samples will not be accepted nor considered.

Application materials may be submitted electronically to (preferred): or By Mail:

Opera Idaho
513 South 8th Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

$400/week + role fee if cast in main stage production.
Housing provided.
Discretionary transportation funds available.
Health insurance after 60 days.
Weekly coaching sessions with Opera Idaho Teaching Artists.

Please direct all inquiries to Nik Dumas, Artistic Administrator. Email: or Phone: 208.345.3531 Ext. 5

Published December 06, 2017

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Current Resident Company


Victoria Arriero
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Heather Ballantyne
Kathleen Beynun
Caitlin Carlberg
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Megan Croft
Darcee Cuillard
Kristen Dittman
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Emily Hansen
Gayle Dawn Hill
Haley Hill
Kendra Hillier
Dena Holland
Vicki Kreimeyer
Alyse M. Krieger
Crystal Lovato
Leanne Macdonnell
Lindsay Macias
Leslie Mauldin
Yvonne McCoy
Jessica Meyers
Michiko Miller
Krista Niswander
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Nicole O’Toole
Rebecca Pearce
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Bonnie Salewski
Nadamayí Shanti
Shannon Smolar
Nancylee Summervill
Sarah Worthington
Janell Zuckerman


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Shelby Ann Boice
Jennifer Burke
Tiffany Calás
Erin Case
Michele Detwiler
Suzanne Hansen
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Vicke Lee
Anna Majernikova
Ellen McKinney
Angela Tracy Miller
Kelly Moylan
Marianne Saunders
Patty Wainwright


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Adam Wade Duncan
Steve Hatch
Jonathan Hill
Tim Judy
David Noland
Scott Noland
Andrew Peck
Kyle Schlagel
Wally Tuck


Brandon Atkins
Willis Carr
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Michal Jarolimek
David Le
Casey Lebold
Luis Macias
Fernando Menéndez
Sergiu Moraru
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Bob Wallace