People

The dedicated board, staff, and administration that supports and fosters our dedicated organization.

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Ramón Tebar

Artistic Director

Artistic Director

RAMÓN TEBAR is considered one of the leading Spanish conductors of his generation. Recently appointed new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Valencia Symphony Orchestra in Spain for a first period of four years, he holds other positions in both America and Europe such as: Opera Naples (Artistic Director, 2014-…), Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia (Principal Guest Conductor, 2015-…); Florida Grand Opera (Music Director and Principal Conductor, 2010-…, being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company); Palm Beach Symphony (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, 2007-…); Santo Domingo Music Festival (2009-2015).

Acclaimed for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills, conductor Ramón Tebar’s international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas continues to expand. Among the orchestras and opera companies he has conducted and will conduct are: Philharmonia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Malasyan Philharmonic, Orchestre de Rouen, Het Gelders Orkest, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony, Munich Radio Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Spanish National Orchestra (OCNE), Spanish Radio Television Orchestra (ORTVE), Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), Galicia Symphony Orchestra (OSG), Valencia Orchestra,…Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Regio di Parma, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Kremlin Palace, Royal Festival Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Staatsoper,…

Ramón Tebar has been recognized with various honors and awards, including the Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award by Florida Grand Opera in 2010 and 2013, The Miami Herald as “Top 20 under 40” and “100 españoles by Marca España”. In 2014, he was bestowed the Cross of Officer of the Order of Mérito Civil in recognition of his cultural accomplishments by His Majesty, the King of Spain Felipe VI.

Tebar has recorded for UNIVERSAL MUSIC, UNITEL CLASSICA and DECCA.

Board

Officers

Needham

Wendy Needham

President/Chair of the Board

Pepe

John Pepe

Vice Chairman/Treasurer of the Board

Kehoe

Linda Kehoe

Secretary of the Board

Trustees

Burrus

Jan Burrus

Director

Gleason

Sally Gleason

Director

Goldberg

Gerald Goldberg

Director

Needham

Wendy Needham

President/Chair of the Board

Ost

Larry Ost

Director

Pepe

John Pepe

Vice Chairman/Treasurer of the Board

Wyss

Karl Wyss

Director

Directors

Burrus

Jan Burrus

Director

Edgerton

Bill Edgerton

Director

Fennessey

Moira Fennessey

Director

Ferrari

Livio Ferrari

Director

Gleason

Sally Gleason

Director

Goldberg

Gerald Goldberg

Director

Nevaril

Charley Nevaril

Director

Ost

Larry Ost

Director

Slobodien

David Slobodien

Director

Wyss

Karl Wyss

Director

Management & Staff

Quinn

Sondra Quinn

Executive Director

Albaugh

Rita Albaugh

Box Office Manager

Chibende

Patricia Chibende

Finance and Operations Director

Frank

Robin Shuford Frank

Music Administrator, Chorus Master, Director of Education and Community Outreach

Summers

Leah Summers

Artistic Coordinator

Opera Naples Guild Directors

Adams

Bronwen Adams

Opera Naples Guild President

Azzariti

Kathleen Azzariti

Opera Naples Guild Vice President

Da Silva

Lisa Da Silva

Opera Naples Guild Secretary

Weir

Tom Weir

Opera Naples Guild Treasurer

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