January 15 - March 10, 2024
October 15, 2023
Naples, Florida U.S.A
Productions and Roles
Madama Butterfly by Giacamo Puccini
- Kate Pinkerton/chorus, soprano
- Suzuki, mezzo-soprano
- Goro, tenor
- The Bonze, baritone
Performances March 8 and 10, 2024 at Cambier Park, Festival Under the Stars with The Festival Orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar.
Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan
- Phyllis, soprano
- Fairy Queen, mezzo-soprano
- Lord Tolloller, tenor
- Strephon, baritone
Performances February 10 and 11, 2024 at The Wang Opera Center with piano.
The Resident Artists will perform in a concert titled "An American Evening" on March 3 in the Festival Under the Stars.
Additionally, they will perform a mini opera for a school engagement tour and perform standard operatic repertoire in community concerts. Artists will regularly receive coachings 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 2023-24 season, Opera Naples will engage 4 Resident Artists – a soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone.
How are Resident Artists compensated?
Artists will receive $3,200 over the course of the residency divided into biweekly stipends of $800. Opera Naples will provide local housing and a travel stipend. Artists are responsible for local transportation which requires a vehicle.
Resident Artists Coach
We are excited to announce Felix Jarrar, pianist and composer, will be the 2024 Resident Artist Coach for this year's program and 2024 Season. He will also coach singers in the Opera Naples Youth program and serve as the principal rehearsal pianist for their production of Puccini’s masterpiece Madama Butterfly (conducted by Ramón Tebar). He will also program and perform concerts with the resident artists as a collaborative pianist and assist in rehearsals as needed for Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe.
The Resident Artist Program is supported by a grant from the Collier Community Foundation.