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Opera Naples Announces 2024 Festival Under the Stars Press Conference

February 27 @ 10:30 AM - March 9 @ 12:00 PM

Opera Naples Announces 2024 Festival Under the Stars Press Conference
NAPLES, FL (February 6, 2024): Opera Naples announces a press conference in advance of the 2024 Festival Under the Stars, planned for Tuesday, February 27, 10:30am in Cambier Park, located at the entrance adjacent to 601 Park Street, Naples, FL 34102. Key people involved in the festival will be present at the press conference, including Opera Naples Co-Chair Larry Ost, Opera Naples Artistic and Music Director Ramón Tebar, Luciano Pavarotti Foundation Founder Nicoletta Pavarotti and acclaimed Argentinian tenor Marcelo Álvarez. Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP for the event at ralbaugh@operanaples.org or by calling 239-963-9050.
While Opera Naples offers staged performances and educational activities year-round, the Festival Under the Stars, now celebrating its fourth year, is the pinnacle of its performance season. Opera Naples Artistic and Music Director Ramón Tebar leads the festival’s musical activities, conducting the Naples Festival Orchestra and accompanying various artists on piano. The festival is notable for being the only outdoor winter opera festival in the United States, and this year, performances by internationally renowned artists and collaborations with community organizations provide a wide array of artistic offerings, including not just opera, but also solo piano, Broadway music, flamenco, film, ballet, family activities and master classes. Additionally, the festival is proud to have recently announced a partnership with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, honoring the legacy of the famed Italian tenor. Luciano Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Pavarotti, plays an active role in the shaping of the festival this year and will serve as host at two special festival events.

Commenting on the 2024 Festival Under the Stars, Maestro Tebar said, “While we have now established a great tradition of providing world-class opera performances at our outdoor winter festival, this year is unique in that we have partnered with so many different artists and organizations, allowing multiple options for culture lovers to enjoy. We are also truly grateful to Nicoletta and the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation for their incredible involvement in the festival this year. The late Pavarotti was such a tremendous singer while also being such a wonderfully accessible person, and I believe this festival will do a great job in showcasing both his artistry along with his humanity. There is truly something for everyone in this year’s festival and we look forward to seeing many inspired faces among our audiences this year!”

Nicoletta Pavarotti added, “I am grateful to Opera Naples and the city of Naples for such a warm welcome and appreciate the great enthusiasm everyone feels for the legacy of my late husband. In this year’s festival, we will celebrate Luciano’s signature pieces in a magnificent performance by Argentinian tenor Marcelo Álvarez and we will understand Luciano’s life in a rare screening of the film Pavarotti: His Life, directed by Ron Howard. We will also experience a very elegant production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which features one of Luciano’s most famous roles. And we will celebrate other opera performances and the great influence that opera makes on other art forms.”

For tickets, please visit OperaNaples.org. For Millennium Club members, VIP table reservations or group sales, please contact Concierge Ticketing by calling Rita Albaugh at 239-963-9050 or emailing ralbaugh@operanaples.org.



February 27 @ 10:30 AM
March 9 @ 12:00 PM


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