Baritone Skyler Schlenker has most recently studied under Carol Vaness at the Aspen Music Festival and School and Indiana University. He began studying voice in his mid-twenties after playing football in college and studying drama and psychology. Before formally studying voice, he became a young artist at the Brevard Music Center’s Janiec Opera Company, and soon after began playing and covering supporting and leading roles at the Aspen Music Festival and School as an opera fellow. He has performed challenging roles, including the role of Yeshua in Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, and Marcello and Ford in the Jacobs School of Music’s productions of La bohème and Falstaff. He joins Opera Naples to sing the roles of Older Thompson in Glory Denied, and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penance, among others.