2019 - 2020 Opera Naples Academy
Academy Session 1 deadline has been extended to October 1, 2019.
Session 1: November 12 – 21, 2019
Session 2: March 4 – 13, 2020
Voice Teachers: Manny Perez, Verónica Villarroel
Coaches: Alexandra Naumenko
Faculty: Sherrill Milnes, Ramón Tebar, Maria Zouves,
Steffano De Peppo, Bruce Ford
*Tebar session 1 only, Ford session 2 only
The Opera Naples Academy offers a unique opportunity for exceptional singers to immerse in a ten-day program that provides individual vocal instruction and coaching from master teachers. Singers receive private voice lessons as well as participate in various masterclasses presented by the teachers and other faculty including Sherrill Milnes and Ramón Tebar. Each session concludes with a public concert in which all participants perform.
Program fee: $850.00 per session
Partial and full scholarships are available to assist with the program fee as well as
housing and travel to and from Naples, FL.
Testimonials from participants of the Opera Naples Academy:
“It was simply the best operatic program I have ever attended. I felt like the teachers and coaches really cared about my development and pushed me to be better. Everyone in the program improved. It was truly an empowering experience.”
” The Opera Naples Academy allowed me the opportunity to work with a world-class faculty, sing with exceptional singers from all over the world, and develop my artistry at the highest possible level.”
“Each day I received individual attention from extremely effective faculty. I could not believe how much my peers and I improved in such a short time. This is the best value and the best results for 10 days that I have ever experienced.”
The Opera Naples Academy offers a unique opportunity for exceptional singers to immerse in a ten-day program that provides individual vocal instruction and coaching from master teachers. Singers receive private voice lessons as well as participate in various masterclasses presented by the teachers and special guests, Sherrill Milnes, and Ramón Tebar. Various lectures and classes will be presented by internationally recognized artists. The session concludes with a public concert in which all participants perform.
- Manny Perez
- Verónica Villarroel
- Alexandra Naumenko
- Sherrill Milnes
- Ramón Tebar
- Maria Zouves
- Steffano De Peppo
- Bruce Ford
RAMÓN TEBAR is considered one of the leading Spanish conductors of his generation. Recently appointed new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Valencia Symphony Orchestra in Spain for a first period of four years, he holds other positions in both America and Europe such as: Opera Naples (Artistic Director, 2014-…), Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia (Principal Guest Conductor, 2015-…); Florida Grand Opera (Music Director and Principal Conductor, 2010-…, being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company); Palm Beach Symphony (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, 2007-…); Santo Domingo Music Festival (2009-2015).
Acclaimed for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills, conductor Ramón Tebar’s international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas continues to expand. Among the orchestras and opera companies he has conducted and will conduct are: Philharmonia Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Malasyan Philharmonic, Orchestre de Rouen, Het Gelders Orkest, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony, Munich Radio Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Spanish National Orchestra (OCNE), Spanish Radio Television Orchestra (ORTVE), Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), Galicia Symphony Orchestra (OSG), Valencia Orchestra,…Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Regio di Parma, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Kremlin Palace, Royal Festival Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Staatsoper,…
Ramón Tebar has been recognized with various honors and awards, including the Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award by Florida Grand Opera in 2010 and 2013, The Miami Herald as “Top 20 under 40” and “100 españoles by Marca España”. In 2014, he was bestowed the Cross of Officer of the Order of Mérito Civil in recognition of his cultural accomplishments by His Majesty, the King of Spain Felipe VI.
Tebar has recorded for UNIVERSAL MUSIC, UNITEL CLASSICA and DECCA.
• Video or audio files of three arias.
• Payment of an application fee of $20.
October 1, 2019 for Session 1
January 6, 2020 for Session 2