Opera Naples Announces January Events

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NAPLES, Fla. - Dec. 4, 2018 - PRLog -- Naples' premiere opera company, Opera Naples, has three outstanding performances scheduled in January. Performances include a visit from American soprano Nicole Heaston with pianist Ramón Tebar and the U.S. debut of the Maxwell Quartet. Lastly, guests can enjoy "A Toast to Opera," an in-depth preview of Haydn's chamber opera, L'isola disabitata (The Deserted Island),  before the production in February. All three events will be taking place at the Wang Opera Center.

Opera Stars Concert:

Nicole Heaston, Soprano, Ramón Tebar, piano

January 11, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

American soprano Nicole Heaston has sung with the leading opera companies of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, and is praised by the Houston Chronicle for her "warm and supple voice" and "effortlessly beautiful upper register", and by the New York Times  for her "radiant" and "handsomely resonant voice."

Maxwell Quartet, (Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series)

January 22, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Opera Naples welcomes the Maxwell Quartet, hailed as one of Britain's finest string quartets, as they make their debut tour of the U.S. The Maxwell Quartet will also be joined by artistic director Catherine Lan in music for piano and string quartet.

A Toast to Opera – L'Isola Disabitata (The Deserted Island)

Florida Gulf Coast University Associate Professor of Musicology, Tom Cimarusti

Theatre Zone Founding & Producing Artistic Director, Mark Danni

January 29, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

Opera Naples welcomes guests to the Wang Opera Center to discover the fascinating background and highlights of Haydn's opera, L'isola disabitata (The Deserted Island) with FGCU's Tom Cimarusti and Theatre Zone's Mark Danni who will be Stage Director for the opera. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Ticketing Information:

Tickets are currently on sale for all performances. Prices range from $20.00- $95.00. For tickets and more information, please call (239) 963- 9050 or visit operanaples.org.

About Opera Naples:

Located in the heart of Naples in Southwest Florida's Collier County, Opera Naples is dedicated to presenting opera productions and concerts of the highest quality. An artistic powerhouse in an area known for its pristine beaches world-class dining, shopping, and art galleries, Opera Naples is a cultural gem in Southwest Florida.

Opera Naples presents internationally renowned performers and directors while nurturing the region's promising young talent. Each season, Opera Naples produces classic grand operas at Artis-Naples, as well as chamber opera and concerts at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center.  A staunch proponent of community service and educational outreach, the company has introduced opera to over 60,000 local area children since its inception and offers various programs, including Lee and Collier county in-school programs and performances, the Resident Artists Program and Summer Youth Program. Opera Naples Academy, now in its third season, with a faculty of revered opera luminaries, offers an immersive program of vocal instruction, lectures and masterclasses to exceptional singers from all over the world.

Opera Naples is led by internationally renowned Spanish conductor, Artistic Director Ramón Tebar, known for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills.

Over the past decade, the company has earned local, regional and state government support. Opera Naples is grateful to its sponsors, patrons and many supporters who have helped it become an important part of the cultural fabric of the region. Opera Naples is located at the Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples, Florida, 34112 USA. For more information, visit OperaNaples.org, call (239) 963-9050 or email info@OperaNaples.org.
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