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 one Tenor, one Baritone, and one Bass for its Young Artist Program for the fall of 2017. Singer can be located anywhere in the U.S.
Deadline: Submissions closed for the 17-18 season
Program Dates: September 17, 2017 – November 13, 2017
Details: Selected participants in program will be members of chorus and cover roles for Opera Idaho’s production of L’elisir d’amore (Sung in Italian). Production will take place on October 6 & 8. Following production, participants will be involved in school outreach tour of condensed version of L’elisir (sung in English). Tour will occur from October 9-30. Participants will also receive one coaching session per week with our resident teaching artists. Participants will also be involved in our fall concert on November 10 & 12 featuring the operatic works of living composers.
Compensation: $500/week + housing and transportation assistance.
Materials Required: Headshot, Resume or CV, Audio or video samples (minimum two)
Mailing Address: Application materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) to email@example.com or by mail to Opera Idaho, Attn: Nik Dumas, 513 South 8th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
Contact Information: Please direct all inquiries to: Nik Dumas, Artistic Administrator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 208.345.3531 ext. 5
You can also visit our listing on YAP Tracker https://www.yaptracker.com/opportunities/detail/?id=1743511
Current Resident Company
Rachael Nolana Griffith
Gayle Dawn Hill
Alyse M. Krieger
Shelby Ann Boice
Angela Tracy Miller
Adam Wade Duncan