Tom Huizenga. Washington Post, September 27, 2010
" Bel Cantanti reminds us that our region's smaller companies are arguably smarter, better stewards of the art form,
spending more wisely than the big-budget houses, presenting sturdy, smaller-scaled evenings of opera..."
F. Handel Serse (Xerxes). All roles are needed. March-April 2014. Sung in Italian. Rockville, MD.
P.Tchaikovsky Iolanta. Role of King Renee (bass) is needed. Sung is Russian. January 2014. Rockville, MD
Auditions are held on Saturdays: May 18 (3-7pm) and May 25 (12-6pm) at JPH Hall of Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064.
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A concert, dedicated to the music of the greatest Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). The program includes arias, duets from Tchaikovsky's operas as well as various art songs. Sung in Russian with projected English texts, supertitles and images of the Russian art of 19th century.
Featuring: Maryann Mootos, soprano; Yeji Yoon, soprano; Daniel Noone, tenor; Huanhuan Ma, soprano; Kevin Johnson, baritone; Liz Lalor, soprano.
Seond half of the program is performed by renowned Russian bass: Michail Svetlov
Accompanied on piano by BCO Artistic Director Katerina Souvorova
Sunday, May 12, 7:30pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington,6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD, 20902
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Cio Cio San: Na Li Youm; Pinkerton: Aaron Halevy; Sharpless: Eric McKeever, Suzuki: Lindsey Paradise, Goro: David Wolff, Bonza: Newlon Connor, Yamadori: Jye-Sung Moon, Kate Pinkerton: Melissa Mino.
Guglielmo: Colin Levin, Ferrando: Rogelio B. Peñaverde Jr,
"The Maryland-based Bel Cantanti Opera Company began its ninth year with a winsome production of Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” — very well sung and often fun to look at...
With talented local singers, the company’s highly creditable showing owes much to the ambition and drive of its founder, director, and conductor, Katerina Souvorova.
...The cast was vocally strong from top to bottom. …Sarah Davis as Rosina was outstanding, tossing off coloratura with clarity and ease...
Costume and production design were remarkable, given the budget constraints…
For a fraction of what you’d pay at the Kennedy Center, this modest “Barber” offers a musically satisfying and vocally opulent evening."
Robert Battey, The Washington Post, October 7, 2012.
Rosina: Sarah Davis, Figaro: Colin Levin, Count Almaviva: Kyle Tomlin, Doctor Bartolo: Kwang Kyu Lee, Don Basilio: Andrew Adelsberger, Berta: Sarah Heisler, Fiorello: Connor Newlon