2020 Resident Artists Program

Soprano, Mezzo-soprano (high), Tenor, Bass-Baritone

Program Dates                                                                                                                             

January 8 – February 19, 2020     Residency, “Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury” 
April 17 – April 30, 2020      Don Giovanni        Soprano and Bass-Baritone only


Naples, Florida   U.S.A


Scalia/Ginsburg, An Opera by Derrick Wang        February, 2020

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, high mezzo-soprano        G#3–B5
  • Justice Antonin Scalia, tenor*          (opt. Bb2–) C3–Bb4 (opt. C5)
  • The Commentator, bass-baritone*    (opt. D2–) Gb2–Eb4

Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan     February, 2020

  • The Plaintiff     soprano
  • The Defendant, tenor*
  • The Usher, bass-baritone*

*  The tenor and bass-baritone are double cast in the double bill production of Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    April, 2020

  • Zerlina, soprano
  • Masetto, bass-baritone

The double bill of Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury, conducted by Maestro Ramón Tebar, will be performed at the Wang Opera Center with a chamber orchestra.     Don Giovanni, conducted by Maestro Rune Bergmann, will be performed at Artis­­­­­­­­-Naples with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

All Resident Artists will perform roles in a mini opera for a school educational tour and perform standard operatic repertoire in various community outreach concerts and performances.

Who are the Resident Artists?

Resident Artists are emerging professionals who participate in an artistically challenging residency program with Opera Naples.  They receive training as well as perform in mainstage productions, in-school programs, and community outreach

concerts and events. The selected 2020 Resident Artists will include a soprano, a high mezzo-soprano, a tenor with coloratura, and a bass-baritone.

 How are Resident Artists compensated?A weekly stipend of $400 ($2,400 total over six weeks), a travel stipend, and local housing will be provided over the course of the residency.  Local transportation is not provided during the residency period in January and February 2020 so Artists must have their own vehicle during this period. A $600 performance stipend, a travel stipend, local housing, and local transportation is provided for the Don Giovanni production period in April for the soprano and bass-baritone.

How to apply

Submit the following items via YAP Tracker.com by October 1, 2019.

–  Application form

–  Résumé

–  3 professional references

–  Head shot

–  3 recorded arias of contrasting styles and languages, preferably video files.
One English selection is required and may be from the operetta or musical

theater repertoire.   All tenor applicants should include in their selections
something that shows coloratura.

$25.00 application fee

You’re invited to our Resident Artists performances this season:

Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury – Friday, January 24, 2020 – 7:300 PM – Wang Opera Center – Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.
Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury – Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 7:300 PM – Wang Opera Center – Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.
The Best of Opera -Friday, February 7, 2020 – 7:00 PM – Norris Center Cambier Park – Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.

Resident Artists around Town (closed to the public).

Jan 14 – Grey Oaks event
Jan 16 – Players Club event
Feb 3-14 – Elementary School Tour (Ugly Duckling)
Feb. 15 – Quail West event
Feb. 17-19 Middle/High School Tour with RAs
Feb. 18 – Naples Heritage and Golf Club
Feb. 19 – Windstar event