Spanish conductor Ramón Tebar appointed as Artistic Director of Opera Naples, USA

Spanish conductor Ramón Tebar has been appointed Artistic Director of Opera Naples, USA.

Well known in the Southern Florida music scene, Spanish conductor Ramón Tebar, age 35, is a rising star in the opera an symphonic worlds. Tebar became the first Spanish conductor to lead a major American opera company in 2011, when at age 32, he was appointed Music Director of Florida Grand Opera.

In addition to his new responsibilities of his new post, Tebar will maintain his schedule as Music Director of the Palm Beach Symphony and with the Dominican Republic's Santo Domingo Festival as well as leading the productions and as guest conductor of the Florida Grand Opera.

To his new appointment, Maestro Tebar had to say:

" It is an honor to be appointed as Artistic Director and to start working to bring Opera Naples to a new level of excellence. Opera Naples is a young opera company, with two big opera productions this season, two chamber operas, opera gala, several recitals , master classes, and their new opera center. It's an institution on a very active community and very supportive of the arts. Next year will be the 10th Anniversary of its foundation, a period in wich they have become one of the fewest American opera companies that hasn't stopped growing exponentially every year. I can assure the future will only bring us years of a very productive relationship. " - El Codalario. 05/28/2014 

" I am honored to be named Artistic Director of Opera Naples, a company that has grown non-stop since its founding, wich is a real achievement in today's opera world " [...] " I am looking forward to a very productive and creative relationship, and to making music for such an exciting community. " - Musical America. 05/28/2014

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