Resident Artists Program

Resident Artists are emerging professional singers who are pursuing a career in opera.  Resident Artists are selected through a national search to work with Opera Naples during the peak season. Participants are paid a weekly stipend, a travel stipend, and housing. The Resident Artists perform principal roles in chamber operas at the Wang Opera Center, perform secondary roles in mainstage operas at Artis-Naples, perform a children’s opera for the In-School tour program, and perform in various community events. Opera Naples staff, supplemented by other area professional artists, provide coaching, instruction, and career advice.


Thank you guys so much for having all the resident artists down in Naples. I am really grateful that you reached out and took chances on newer and up-and-coming singers, it really means a lot.

Camron Ray

Program Dates

February 7 – March 14, 2021

Application Deadline

November 1, 2020


Naples, Florida U.S.A

Productions and Roles

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

  • Annina, soprano
  • Flora, mezzo-soprano
  • Gastone, tenor
  • Barone Douphol, baritone

Performances March 11 and 13, 2021 at Baker Parker with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar.


West Side Story (concert version) by Leonard Bernstein

  • Roles TBD (supporting and ensemble)

Performance March 12, 2021 at Baker Park with orchestra conducted by Ramón Tebar.

Resident Artists will also perform roles in a mini opera for school engagement programs (most likely virtual) and perform standard operatic repertoire in community 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 perform in mainstage productions, in-school programs, and community outreach concerts and events.

In our 2021 season, we will have 4 Resident Artists – a soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone.

How are Resident Artists compensated?

A weekly stipend of $400 ($2,000 total over five 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 November 1, 2020.

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