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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
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): email@example.com or By Mail:
513 South 8th Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
$400/week + role fee if cast in main stage production.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 208.345.3531 Ext. 5
Published December 06, 2017
You can also visit our listing on YAP Tracker https://www.yaptracker.com/opportunities/detail/?id=1745330
Current Resident Company
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Gayle Dawn Hill
Alyse M. Krieger
Shelby Ann Boice
Angela Tracy Miller
Adam Wade Duncan