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