Auditions May 13

Participants ages 13-21

Performances: June 24-25

  Contact Robin Frank at to schedule an audition.

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 12 – June 23.  In addition to preparing and performing Patience, 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.

Patience will be directed by Stephen Carr, Associate Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre Studies at the Eastman School of Music as well as Associate Artistic Director of Eastman Opera Theatre. He has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Institute as both a member of the Voice Faculty and Artistic Director of the Operetta Program.   Robin Frank, Opera Naples’ Director of Educational Outreach and Chorus Master, is the musical director.

Tickets to Performances

Patience! Poets! Pandemonium!
The quest for high art and true love is the order of the day
as aesthetic poets Bunthorne and Archibald-the-All-Right vie for
the affections of Patience, the milkmaid, the only maiden in the village who isn’t smitten with the poets. See who wins her hand
in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta!

Performed by participants of Opera Naples’ Summer Youth Program

Located at the Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples, FL

Tickets:   $15 Adults, $7 Students

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 25, 3:00 PM