2017 RENATA SCOTTO OPERA PROGRAM
JANUARY 16-25, 2017 MARCH 9-18, 2017
Renata Scotto, Program Director
Ramón Tebar, Opera Naples’ Artistic Director Ksenia Leletkina, Coach/Pianist
Opera Naples’ inaugural “Renata Scotto Opera Program” is offering a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for exceptional singers from around the world who are seeking specialized musical instruction for their careers to work with legendary soprano, Renata Scotto! As part of the program, a limited number of select singers will receive multiple private voice lessons with Mme. Scotto, as well as vocal coachings from an expert staff on the repertoire of their choosing. In addition to public masterclasses, each session of the program will conclude in a concert with the participants.
2017 RENATA SCOTTO OPERA PROGRAM
RENATA 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.
RAMON TEBAR 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.
A popular guest conductor worldwide who has lead operatic and orchestral repertoire for major opera houses and orchestras throughout Europe and South America, Tebar is considered one of the leading Spanish conductors of his generation. He has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO). Among his posts are Principal Guest Conductor of Spain’s Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia; Principal Conductor of FGO; Artistic Director of Palm Beach Symphony and of Opera Naples, and with the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo Music Festival (2009-2015).
Born in Valencia, Spain, Ramón Tebar began working as a pianist and Assistant Conductor in his hometown at the age of fifteen. He has conducted orchestras such as Philharmonia Orchestra, Het Gelders Orkest, Malaysian Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony, Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Bari, Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish Radio Television Orchestra. In 2014, Ramón Tebar was honored to be granted the Cross of Office of the Order of Mérito Civil in recognition of his cultural accomplishments by His Majesty, the King of Spain Felipe VI.
HOW TO APPLY
There are three categories of participants:
ACTIVE PARTICIPANT: Guaranteed five lessons with Madame Scotto and at least five coachings with the coaches as well as participation in masterclasses and concerts upon Renata Scotto’s selection. Application materials and live audition required.
Cost: $850 for one session; $1,500 for both sessions
ACTIVE AUDITOR: Guaranteed one lesson with Madame Scotto and at least one session with the head coach. Granted admission to observe all public lessons and classes as well as program concerts and masterclasses. Application materials required.
Cost: $400 for one session; $650 for both sessions
AUDITOR: Granted access to observe all public lessons and classes as well as program concerts and masterclasses. Registration required.
Cost: $250 for one session; $400 or both sessions
ONE DAY AUDITOR: Granted access to observe all public lessons and classes for one day.
Cost: $ 40
You may apply as an active participant, an active auditor, or an auditor to either or both sessions. Those who apply as active participants or active auditors must submit required materials to be reviewed (see below). A select number of applicants will be invited to give a live audition for Madame Scotto on the first day of the program session to determine active participation. Those who are not selected as active participants will be invited to attend as active auditors.
Applicants applying to attend as auditors, need only to send the registration form. No application fee is required and there is no deadline to apply.
Applicants who are applying to be an active participant or active auditor are requested to send the following materials:
- Video or audio files of two arias, preferably in Italian. French or German arias are also acceptable. The recording must have been made within the past year.
- Payment of an application fee of $25.
*Please Make Application Fee Payment and Make Note Of Transaction Number Before Continuing To Submission Page.