Author Archives: Ron Bowman

About Ron Bowman

Ron Bowman holds a doctorate in vocal performance from Florida State University, and is currently the Vice President of Student Development at Hodges University in Naples, Florida. He has taught for over 28 years in higher education, and frequently performs in opera, concerts, and for the Naples Opera Society.

President’s Note

PRESIDENT”S NOTE Friends and Members, it has been a great pleasure to serve the Naples Opera Society as a Board member since January 2001 and as president since January 2003. We have enjoyed so many fun evenings together listening to … Continue reading

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President’s Note

Thank you to each individual who attended our October 2011 concert with Rebecca Richardson, Livio Ferrari, and Dr. Ron Doiron.  It was great fun to be back on stage with fellow singer, see old friends and to entertain our guests.  … Continue reading

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President’s Note

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! I want to thank our crowd at the February Valentine’s Concert.  It was a great house, and the singers and performers were very well received.   There was even a Letter to the Editor of the Naples Daily … Continue reading

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President’s Note

Naples Opera Society is sad to announce the passing of our longtime member, donor, and friend, GUNTER MANCHEN.  We will remember always his generous donation of the Bechstein piano to the Norris Center in order for us to share beautiful … Continue reading

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President’s Note

The Naples Opera Society is meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the NORRIS Center.  The Program is a combination of arias and popular love songs for Valentine’s Day.   The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the program is free … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

You will want to learn about our concert on January 11, 2011…that is 1/11/11…(this is new to me!)   The program will feature “Great Moments from Italian and French Opera” performed by the young vocal artists and pianists of the Bower … Continue reading

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President’s Holiday Note

Holiday Greetings to all members of the Naples Opera Society and our friends in opera!   2010 was a great year for us!  We enjoyed several exciting programs together; toured to the Florida Grand Opera for a great season, and supported … Continue reading

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December Holiday Arias and Fun

The Holidays are always a great time for listening to many beautiful and inspired musical compositions.  Although we are not having a Holiday Program at the Naples Opera Society this year, we still encourage our members to get out there and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving!    We appreciate your support of the Naples Opera Society.  We had a fun evening together last night at our November program.  There were very few visitors, but many members were happy for the smaller … Continue reading

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Shirley Verrett dies at 79

It is such sad news to lose one of the great opera legends.  Shirley Verrett, mezzo soprano/dramatic soprano, died on Friday, November 5, 2010.   She was beloved for her vocal intensity and smouldering tone.  Her autobiography “I Never Walked Alone”, … Continue reading

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