Auditions

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: info@operaidaho.org to reserve your audition slot.

Children’s Choruses audition dates:

  • No audition dates at this time.

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.

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 info@operaidaho.org, 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 nik@operaidaho.org 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

Current Resident Company

Sopranos

Kristen Allford
Victoria Arriero
Debbie Baerlocher
Melissa Bagwell
Heather Ballantyne
Kathleen Beynun
Jordan Bowman
Jena Carpenter
Merri Carr
Jessica Carroll
Megan Croft
Darcee Cuillard
Adrian Durrant
Amanda Gardner-Porter
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Carla Mar Hill
Gayle Dawn Hill
Kendra Hillier
Dena Holland
Vicki Kreimeyer
Alyse Krieger
Leanne Macdonnell
Lindsay Macias
Leslie Mauldin
Yvonne McCoy
Andrea Meyer
Jessica Meyers
Catherine Mooney
Cherylanne North
Kristine Nunes
Leanne Oien
Nicole O’Toole
Rebecca Pearce
Lura Penland
Mollie Ingram Petty
Laura Rushing-Raynes
Carollen Ryan
Bonnie Salewski
Emily Sarver
Nadamayí Shanti
Shannon Smolar
Nancylee Summervill
Tess Worstell
Janell Zuckerman

Mezzo-Sopranos

Courtney Birch
Krista Blaine
Shelby Ann Boice
Jennifer Burke
Tiffany Calás
Erin Case
Michele Detwiler
Suzanne Hansen
Chris Hatch
Lisa Hecht
Sharon Hubler
Kristen Jackson
Kelly Kaye
Michele Lee
Vicke Lee
Carol MacGregor
Anna Majernikova
Ellen McKinney
Angela Miller
Kelly Moylan
Marianne Saunders
Kathleen Vant
Patty Wainwright

Tenors

Kyle Christensen
Stephan Craig
David Czerepinski
Kyle Downs
Adam Wade Duncan
Steve Hatch
Jonathan Hill
Tim Judy
Alaggio Laurino
David Noland
Scott Noland
Harold Orien
Jacob Spjute
Wally Tuck

Baritones/Basses

Brandon Atkins
Willis Carr
Curtis Crafton
Jason Detwiler
Nik Dumas
Brett Hamilton
David Hill
Michal Jarolimek
David Le
Casey Lebold
Luis Macias
Fernando Menéndez
Sergiu Moraru
Jim Poston
Douglas Rowland
Kyle Schlagel
Michael Tayler
Bob Wallace

It’s the voices!