2018 Opera Naples Renata Scotto Opera Academy

Session 1:  January 22 – February 2, 2018
Session 2:  February 11-24, 2018   L’elisir d’amore
Session 3:  April 5-16, 2018


Renata Scotto, Program Director
Ramón Tebar, Opera Naples’ Artistic Director
Fabio Centanni and Ksenia Leletkina, Coaches

Opera Naples’ Renata Scotto Opera Academy offers a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for exceptional singers from around the world to work with legendary soprano, Renata Scotto.  In its second year, the Academy will have three sessions:  two study sessions and one performance session in which Madame Scotto will serve as the stage director for public performances of L’elisir d’amore under the baton of Maestro Ramón Tebar.  In the study sessions, singers will receive private voice lessons with Mme. Scotto, as well as vocal coachings from an expert staff on the repertoire of their choosing. Mme. Scotto will give career guidance and new repertoire assignments.

Each session will conclude in a public concert at the Wang Opera Center.

SESSION 1 FINAL CONCERT- February 2, 2018 7:30 PM 

A concert of solo arias and ensembles by Academy participants chosen by Ms. Renata Scotto.

SESSION 2- L’Elisir d’Amore February 23 and 24, 2018 7:30 PM

Directed by Renata Scotto with Ramón Tebar conducting.  Academy participants chosen by Ms. Scotto will perform in L’Elisir d’Amore.

SESSION 3 FINAL CONCERT- April 16, 2018 7:30 PM

A concert of solo arias and ensembles by Academy participants chosen by Ms. Renata Scotto.



Renata_ScottoRENATA SCOTTO, world renowned Italian soprano, stage director, and teacher is known by millions as one of the greatest singers of all time. For more than 40 years, Renata Scotto performed regularly on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, working with the world’s most illustrious singers and directors. Her repertoire included more than 60 roles, and she has a wealth of awards as well as a substantial catalogue of recordings. She has been honored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild in their Met Legends series and was the subject of a PBS documentary feature, Renata Scotto – Prima Donna. She sang more than 300 performances in 26 roles at the Met, and she inaugurated the first Live from the MET telecast opposite Luciano Pavarotti. She won an Emmy award for playing the title role of La Gioconda in the first live international telecast from the San Francisco Opera.
Renata Scotto has established herself as a sought-after teacher on the international circuit and has presented master classes at the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, Yale University, The Russian Opera Center in Moscow, Tokyo University, Pittsburgh Opera, Paris Opera Bastille, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s American Artists Program, and the Lindemann Young Artists Program at the Metropolitan Opera. In Italy, Ms. Scotto has presented master classes for the Young Artists Program at La Scala in Milan and for the Santa Cecila Academy in Rome where she is a permanent guest professor. The Italian Government partially sponsors the Renata Scotto Vocal Academy on the Italian Riviera. She has an honorary doctorate from the Julliard School and is a visiting professor at the Mannes School in New York.



Opera Naples fund raisingRAMÓN TEBAR is considered one of the leading Spanish conductors of his generation. Recently appointed new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Valencia Symphony Orchestra in Spain for a first period of four years, he holds other positions in both America and Europe such as: Opera Naples (Artistic Director, 2014-…), Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia (Principal Guest Conductor, 2015-…); Florida Grand Opera (Music Director and Principal Conductor, 2010-…, being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company); Palm Beach Symphony (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, 2007-…); Santo Domingo Music Festival (2009-2015).

Acclaimed for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills, conductor Ramón Tebar’s international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas continues to expand. Among the orchestras and opera companies he has conducted and will conduct are: Philharmonia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Malasyan Philharmonic, Orchestre de Rouen, Het Gelders Orkest, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony, Munich Radio Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Spanish National Orchestra (OCNE), Spanish Radio Television Orchestra (ORTVE), Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), Galicia Symphony Orchestra (OSG), Valencia Orchestra,…Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Regio di Parma, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Kremlin Palace, Royal Festival Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Staatsoper,…

Ramón Tebar has been recognized with various honors and awards, including the Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award by Florida Grand Opera in 2010 and 2013, The Miami Herald as “Top 20 under 40” and “100 españoles by Marca España”. In 2014, he was bestowed the Cross of Officer of the Order of Mérito Civil in recognition of his cultural accomplishments by His Majesty, the King of Spain Felipe VI.


Participants recieve scholarships up to $2,500 that make it possible for them to study with Renata Scotto in Naples, FL. Your generous donations make all the difference!