Summer Youth Program
by Gilbert and Sulllivan
Iolanthe will be directed by Emily Cuk
This fanciful comedic opera is a story of love between mortal humans and immortal fairies. It is also a
cheerful satire that spoofs the aristocracy and political elite of the time, filled with amiable absurdities
and splendid pageantry. Opera Naples Summer Youth Program students produce and perform in this
lighthearted opera for all ages.
June 23 at 7:30pm and June 24 at 3:00pm
Participants ages 13-21
Performances: June 23-24
This intensive and exciting program will culminate in two performances at the Wang Opera Center in Naples. Rehearsals will occur from 10am to 5pm from June 11 – June 22. In addition to preparing and performing Iolanthe registrants will participate in masterclasses and workshops focusing on various aspects of opera including vocal technique, acting, and prop construction. The registration fee for the 2 weeks is $250 which includes a vocal score and CD. Scholarships are available. All registrants are accepted into the program regardless of experience. Auditions are encouraged but not required. Those who choose not to audition will be cast in the ensemble.
Iolanthe will be directed by Emily Cuk. Artistic director of Eastman Opera Collective, this talented stage director has distinguished herself in a variety of creative productions in professional, community, and academic venues. Emily has participated in Young Artist Programs including Opera Saratoga, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera. Emily recently graduated with an M.M. in Opera Directing at the Eastman School of Music.
Robin Frank, Opera Naples’ Director of Educational Outreach and Chorus Master, is the musical director.
Tickets to Performances
Performed by participants of Opera Naples’ Summer Youth Program
Located at the Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples, FL
Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Children/Students