Auditions & Resident Company

Children’s Choruses Auditions

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.

Boise Chapter:
Opera Idaho Studio
513 South 8th Street, Boise

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

West Valley Chapter:
Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene
150 W Maestra St, Meridian

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, January 16 from 7 to 8pm for a meet and greet for both chapters in the Opera Idaho Studio. 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.


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, May 11, 2018 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 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 2018-2019 Season:

West Side Story in Concert • September 15 & 16, 2018
Don Giovanni • October 26 & 28, 2018
Aida • February 22 & 24, 2018

Other Opportunities:

Fall Concert • November 10, 2018
Operatini: Western Escapade • August, 9, 2018
Operatini: Holiday Spirits • December 6, 2018
Operatini: Topsy Turvy Tipple • March 28, 2019
Operatini: Planes, Trains and Automobiles • May 16, 2019
Art Song Recital Series • Spring of 2018

Current Resident Company

Sopranos

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

Mezzo-Sopranos

Krista Blaine
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

Tenors

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

Baritones/Basses

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