Summer Youth Program


I can't wait until next summer. This program is truly the highlight of my year!

My child found a place of belonging and acceptance where everyone supported each other.

I learned more about singing in these two weeks than I did the entire school year.

Tentative dates June 14-27, 2021

Naples’ Summer Youth Program engages youth ages 13-21 in a two-week training program that culminates in performing an operetta for the public. In addition to preparing the production, the youth participate in masterclasses and workshops focusing on a variety of topics associated with opera including proper vocal technique, acting and improvisation, set and prop construction, and costume design. All interested participants are accepted into the program and perform in the production regardless of experience or audition. Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of tuition.

Summer Program

Directed by Louis Dall’Ava of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and Robin Frank, Opera Naples' Director of Education

Registration information will be available later in 2021.

Participants ages 13-21

Auditions will occur, by appointment.

For more information email Robin Frank at

Louis Dall'Ava

Louis Dall’Ava


Louis Dall’Ava has performed 23 principal roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with companies including The New York Gilbert & Sullivan players, Manhattan Savoyards, Sorg Opera (OH) and Mobile Opera (AL), at venues including Wolf Trap, The Garden State Arts Center, and The International G&S Festival in Buxton England.  He is the 2005-2006 recipient of NYGASP's Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Achievement.  Among various other musical theater roles, he has performed Charles and the Comte de Chagny on three international tours of The Phantom of the Opera and was named Best Actor in a Musical by Bravo Pix for his portrayal of Fagin in Commonwealth Opera's Oliver.  He has also been the director and costume/set designer for numerous productions throughout the country and has been involved with Opera Naples in various capacities including directing youth productions, costumes, props, and performing since 2005.

Support the Summer Youth Program

Support the Summer Youth Program

Your tax-deductible unrestricted do­nations, large and small, make it possible for Opera Naples to continue its mission, its many artistic and educational programs and ongoing improve­ments to the Wang Opera Center. We couldn’t do it without you!