Founded in 2005, Opera Naples is now firmly established as Southwest Florida's premier opera company, and an integral part of the community with a permanent home in the Wang Opera Center. Our 264-seat black box theater provides an intimate setting to enjoy some of the world's finest music right here in Naples, Florida.
Opera Naples produces world-class performances including full operas, vocal concerts and chamber music. Additionally, Opera Naples, conducts innovative community outreach and educational programs that nurture the region’s promising young talent, and a competitive Resident Artists program offering emerging opera singers further training plus opportunities to perform and advance their careers.
The Opera Naples Academy auditions early career professional opera singers from all over the world for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with legendary opera instructors. Each program session culminates in a public concert or opera showcasing these rising stars! The inaugural 2016-2017 season featured master instructor soprano Renata Scotto. The 2017-2018 season features master instructors soprano Veronica Villaroel, tenor Bruce Ford, baritone Sherrill Milnes, vocal instructor Manny Perez.
"It is my great pleasure to bring you the most exciting season Opera Naples has yet put together. Not only are we presenting some of the world’s best loved music, we are also bringing you some extraordinarily talented performers with international reputations. From intimate chamber music to grand opera we’re looking forward to sharing with you a rich and varied program created and performed by some of the finest musicians in the world."
-- Ramón Tebar, Artistic Director