Resident Artists Program

The Resident Artists Program offers emerging young artists invaluable performance experience as they develop their professional opera careers. Selected through a highly competitive national search, four singers reside in Naples during the peak season and are given training and performance opportunities including principal and secondary roles in productions at Artis-Naples, The Wang Opera Center and at The Festival Under the Stars. Additionally, the singers perform a children's opera for an in-school tour and present standard operatic repertoire in numerous community outreach performances. Opera Naples staff, supplemented by area professional artists, provide coaching, instruction, and career advice. Singers receive a weekly stipend, a travel stipend, and housing.

megan moore

At Opera Naples not only did I add two new roles to my repertoire working with one of the best conductors in our business, but I had so many opportunities to try new repertoire in coaching and in concert. I also enjoyed meaningful opportunities engaging with the community, and all while enjoying south Florida in the winter! My time at Opera Naples was formative and fun.

Megan Moore
Mezzo Soprano

Program Dates

November 27 – December 5, 2022 (mezzo, tenor, and baritone)
February 1 – April 5, 2023 (soprano, mezzo, tenor, and baritone)

Application Deadline

September 20, 2022


Naples, Florida U.S.A

Productions and Roles

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod

  • Stéphano, mezzo-soprano
  • Tybalt, tenor
  • Mercutio, baritone

Performances December 4 and 5, 2022 at Artis-Naples with The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan

  • Josephine, soprano
  • Little Buttercup, mezzo-soprano
  • Ralph Rackstraw, tenor
  • Captain Corcoran, baritone

Performances February 18 and 19, 2023 at The Wang Opera Center with piano accompaniment

Carmen by Georges Bizet

  • Frasquita, soprano
  • Mercédès, mezzo-soprano
  • Le Remendado, tenor
  • Le Dancaïre, baritone

Performances March 28 and 30, 2023 at Cambier Park with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

Frida by Robert Xavier Rodriguez

  • Woman #1, soprano
  • Woman #2, mezzo-soprano
  • Man #1, tenor
  • Man #2, baritone

Performance April 4 and 5, 2023 at Cambier Park with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

In addition to performing in the main-stage productions, the Resident Artists will be the featured performers in two concerts with the Southwest Florida Symphony. They will also perform the mini opera “The Ugly Duckling” for a school engagement tour and perform standard operatic repertoire in several community concerts.  Artists will receive regular coaching on production and concert repertoire.

Who are the Resident Artists?

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

In the 2022-23 season, Opera Naples will engage 4 Resident Artists – a soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone. The mezzo, tenor, and baritone should be available for both time periods (Nov/Dec and February-April). The soprano is only needed for the second time period (February-April).

How are Resident Artists compensated?

During the 9-week period from February to April: Artists will receive $3,600 over the course of the residency divided into biweekly stipends of $800. Opera Naples will provide local housing and a travel stipend. Local transportation is not provided - Naples has limited public transportation, so it is necessary for Artists to have their own vehicles.

During the production period for Romeo and Juliet in November/December: Artists will receive a $500 performance stipend. Opera Naples will provide local housing, travel to and from Naples, and local transportation.

Application Process

Submit the following items via YAP by September 20, 2022.

Application Form
3 Professional References
3 Recorded Arias of contrasting styles and languages, preferably video files. One English selection is required
$25.00 application fee