O.N.E. Community

Community Activities 2016-2017 Season

Opera Naples produces and performs a diversified program of music offerings to the community under the general headings of outreach and education. These activities, an important part of our operations, are described below:

Resident Artists Program

This program provides an artistically challenging residency for emerging professional singers who are pursuing a career in opera. Resident Artists are selected through a national search to work with Opera Naples during the peak season. Participants are paid a weekly stipend, a travel stipend, and housing.

The Resident Artists perform principal roles in chamber operas at the Wang Opera Center, perform secondary roles in mainstage operas at Artis-Naples, perform a children’s opera for the In-School tour program, and perform in various community events. Opera Naples staff, supplemented by other area professional artists, provide coaching, instruction, and career advice. Applications are accepted through YAPtracker.com.

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Student Apprentice Program

This year-round program gives local students, ages 7-21 training and public performance opportunities including singing solo roles in main stage productions when applicable, singing in the Opera Naples Adult Chorus or Opera Naples Youth Chorus, and performing in “Scenes for Teens” programs and community concerts. Youth also perform in ON’s outreach ensemble “Sing for Smiles” which visits local assisted and independent living facilities. Private vocal lessons and coaching are provided as well as group master classes. There is no cost to participants. Admission is determined by audition and interview.

Summer Youth Program

Each summer, students ages 13-21 are engaged in a two week training program that culminates in performing an operetta. In addition to preparing the production, the youth participate in master classes 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. All interested participants are accepted into the program and perform in the production regardless of experience or audition. Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of the tuition.

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Elementary In-School Tour

Opera Naples’ Resident Artists tour a one-act children’s opera to Collier and Lee County schools and after-school programs to expose grade school children to opera. The presentation includes an introduction about opera and etiquette, the performance, and a question and answer session between the students and performers. Previous in-school operas, specifically designed for elementary school students, have included Stop, Bully, The Billy Goat’s Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel. Each school year, Opera Naples exposes more than 3,000 children to opera!

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Music/Vocal Education and Coaching

Individual instruction may be available for applicable candidates. Scholarships may also be available to those who display talent and potential but have financial need. Call us for details.

Contact Robin Frank, Director of Educational Outreach and Chorus Master, or Leah Summers, Assistant Artistic Director, at the Opera Naples office 239.963.9050.

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