Resident Artists Program

The Resident Artists Program seeks to offer emerging young artists invaluable performance experience as they begin 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 roles in productions at The Wang Opera Center and secondary roles in productions 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

January 10 - March 21, 2022

Application Deadline

September 25, 2021


Naples, Florida U.S.A

Productions and Roles

The Pirates of Penzance by
Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert

  • Mabel, soprano
  • Ruth, mezzo-soprano
  • Frederic, tenor
  • The Pirate King, baritone

Performances January 20 and 21, 2022 at The Wang Opera Center with orchestra conducted  by Ramón Tebar

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

  • Chorus, soprano
  • Chorus, mezzo-soprano
  • Spoletta, tenor
  • Sciarrone, baritone

Performances March 2022 at The Festival Under the Stars with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo

  • Young Alyce, soprano
  • Old Alyce, mezzo-soprano
  • Young Thompson, tenor
  • Old Thompson, baritone

Performances March 19 and 21, 2022 at The Wang Opera Center with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

On the Town (Semi-staged) by Leonard Bernstein

  • Roles TBD (supporting and ensemble)

Performance March 2022 at The Festival Under the Stars with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar

Resident Artists also perform roles in a mini opera for a school engagement program and perform standard operatic repertoire in community outreach concerts.

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 performance opportunities in mainstage productions, in-school programs, and community outreach concerts and events.

In our 2022 season, we will have 4 Resident Artists – a soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone.

How are Resident Artists compensated?

A weekly stipend of $400 ($4,000 total for ten weeks), a travel stipend, and local housing will be provided over the course of the residency. Local transportation is not provided - Naples has limited public transportation, so it is necessary for Artists to have their own vehicles.

Application Process

Submit the following items via YAP by September 25, 2021.

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