Year after year Opera Naples brings some of the finest performers and state-of-the-art creative teams to the productions that our audiences enjoy on stage. Support of these individual artists ensures that their vibrant craft is shared with every opera-lover in our community.
As a luxury location and premiere tourist destination, securing appropriate accommodation for our visiting artists and musicians in Naples can often be difficult and expensive proposition. As a result, our ability to bring these artists to Naples is directly dependent upon our donors' generosity.
The Opera Naples Academy offers a valuable opportunity for exceptional singers to immerse in a ten-day program that provides individual vocal instruction and coaching from master teachers.
Sponsor an exceptional singer's program fee, local housing, and travel.
Resident Artist Programs provide invaluable training and performance opportunities for emerging professional opera singers and have become a standard component in the development of artists.
Each year, over 3,000 children in Collier and Lee County elementary schools are exposed to opera through the School Tour. Opera Naples Residents Artists travel to school campuses and afterschool organizations and present a mini opera written for children. "Stop, Bully!," and "The Ugly Duckling" are two beloved tour productions that teach valuable positive messages as well as contain fantastic music that engage and inspire the students.
Children in Southwest Florida have the amazing opportunity to perform in mainstage productions alongside professional singers with orchestra. This unique experience is one the treasure and will never forget.
This program gives local students, ages 7-18 training and public performance opportunities, focusing on solo singing. "Sing for Smiles" is a component of the program which brings youth into local assisted living and independent living facilities to present performances with songs from an earlier era that sir the residents' memories. Audience members and performers connect through music in this valuable intergenerational program.
Opera Naples' Summer Youth Program engages youth ages 13-21 in a two-week training program that culminates in performing an operetta for the public. In addition to preparing the production, the youth participate in masterclasses and workshops focusing on a variety of topics associated with opera including proper vocal technique, acting and improvisation, set and prop construction, and costume design.
Sponsor the Youth Summer Director that engages with the youth for a two-week training program that culminates in performing an operetta for the public.
Cover the cost of tuition for a youth who might not otherwise be able to participate in the summer program. One past scholarship recipient said of the program, "This program is truly the highlight of my year!"
Through numerous and varied special concerts and education programs, Opera Naples is reaching farther into our community to enrich audiences through the power of music. Will you help us in delivering our mission of providing access to opera with a much-needed piano keyboard?
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