Ole Event a celebration of Spanish Music Naples Fl

¡Olé! A Celebration of Spanish Song

Performance Language
Spanish & English

You are invited to ¡Olé! A Celebration of Spanish Song!

We are excited to host ¡Olé! A Celebration of Spanish Song for ¡ARTE VIVA!, Collier County’s upcoming Hispanic arts festival. Due to the devastating hurricane damage that has impacted the Wang Opera Center, the concert will be held as a special fundraising event to support the Opera Naples Rebuilding Fund and efforts to recover and rebuild the first floor and theater.

The performance will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the Tobye Studio and Lobby of The Naples Players. ¡Olé! will celebrate soaring Spanish opera that will harken back the sounds and songs of the old country, highlighting Puerto Rican Tenor Ray Gonzalez, with Robin Frank accompanying on piano. Gonzalez has performed in leading operatic roles, oratorio and Zarzuela in Spain and throughout Florida and the United States, and was recently featured as a soloist with the Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra and the Fundación de Zarzuela y Opereta. Stu Shelton Jazz Band will follow, playing smooth, Latino-infused jazz.

While enjoying the music, guests will be invited to explore Spanish wines and tapas (light bites). Laura Burns, executive director, and Ramón Tebar, music and artistic director, will host the evening to give patrons an insider's look, celebrating Opera Naples’ past, sharing the current status, and looking forward to future reconstruction.

Tickets are available for $150 per person.

Special Thanks to The Naples Players for sharing their venue.

Event Dates

Nov. 7, 2022 | 5:30 – 7 p.m.


The Naples Players!

701 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

Headshot - Ray Gonzalez - Tenor

Ray Gonzalez

Stu Shelton Band

Stu Shelton Jazz Band

Erik Kellar Photography

Robin Frank
Director of Educational Outreach

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