Four Note Opera

What’s so funny about opera? Opera Naples has the answer

Editorial Credit: CHARLES RUNNELLS


Opera Naples pokes fun at the larger-than-life opera world in its latest production.

“The Four Note Opera” is a humorous, one-hour spoof of opera and its many conventions, composed by former Village Voice music critic Tom Johnson. The mini opera follows the antics of four dueling divos and divas as they dramatically compete for attention onstage.

And, yes, there really are only four notes.

Opera Naples performs “The Four Note Opera” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the company’s Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave., Naples.

The four performers are members of the Opera Naples Young Artist program, which mentors rising singers from ages 20-32 who have embarked on a singing career.

“The program immerses the singers in high-level technical training while also providing valuable performance experience,” said Robin Shuford Frank, director of the Young Artist program.