Just in: Renata Scotto offers voice lessons

Just in: Renata Scotto offers voice lessons


norman lebrecht

September 20, 2016

The US-based Italian soprano, who retired from singing in 2002, has announced a teaching program in Florida.

Press release:

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Naples, Florida (September 20, 2016) – Opera Naples’ inaugural “Renata Scotto Opera Program” is offering a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for exceptional singers from around the world who are seeking specialized musical instruction with the legendary opera star, Renata Scotto. Additionally, opera supporters can grant a gift of an underwriting sponsorship or scholarship towards the “Renata Scotto Opera Program.” The world renowned Italian soprano, stage director and teacher is known by millions as one of the greatest singers of all time. As a participant of the “Renata Scotto Opera Program,” select singers will receive multiple private voice lessons with Mme. Scotto, as well as vocal coachings from an expert staff on the repertoire of their choosing. In addition to public masterclasses, each session of the “Renata Scotto Opera Program” will conclude with four concerts, open to the public, scheduled January 21, January 25, March 13, and March 18, 2017 at the Wang Opera Center. An Evening in Monaco Annual Benefit Gala hosted by Renata Scotto is Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6 pm at the Ritz-Carlton,Tiburon in Naples, Florida.  

Opera Naples’ Artistic Director, Ramón Tebar will partner with Mme. Scotto on the execution of the program and masterclass concerts. Mr. Tebar, a long time colleague of Renata Scotto, was instrumental in securing the “Renata Scotto Opera Program” exclusively to Naples, Florida. When asked about the program, Mr. Tebar explains, “Artistic education is a column of our society. In an organization like ours, we are striving to transmit art, music and outreach to young talent and the community at large. Renata is one of the best sopranos in history and I couldn’t think of anyone better to lead this opera program for Opera Naples.” 

The “Renata Scotto Program’ is an outreach opportunity for businesses to partner with Opera Naples in support of continued education for future opera performers and receive frequent recognition at a local, national and international level. Along with top acknowledgements through all publicity and internet marketing efforts, sponsors and scholarship donors will be provided concert tickets that include meeting Renata Scotto, Ramón Tebar and the performers.  For more information about the Renata Scotto Opera Program, the Gala and concert tickets, visit operanaples.org


  • Ann Summers Dossena says:

    Congratulations for a wonderful program. Ms Scotto visited the IRCPA twice years ago and it was the highlight of the seasons. Her program in Rome is excellent and the new program will be great. Best wishes, Ann Summers Dossena, Toronto