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: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your audition slot.
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 email@example.com 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
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
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Gayle Dawn Hill
Alyse M. Krieger
Shelby Ann Boice
Angela Tracy Miller
Adam Wade Duncan