" 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..."Tom Huizenga. Washington Post, September 27, 2010
Announcing AUDITIONS for young singers ages 10-18 for: Youth Conservatory at Bel Cantanti Opera.
Audition dates: Tuesday August 26th 3pm-8pm. Auditions for the students who can not make this date will be scheduled on individual basis by appointment.
Audition requirements: One monologue (1 minute maximum) and 2 song selections of your choice from musical theater, opera or Disney.
Where Church in Bethesda (5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda MD)
Parking On the street or at Bethesda Elementary school
Audition fee Free. Pianist is provided
To schedule an audition contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org More information about BCO Youth Conservatory here.
Arias and duets from Tchaikovsky's opera Mazeppa, Rimsky-Korsakov's Snowmaiden, Rachmaninoff's Francesca da Rimini, M. Musorgsky's Boris Godunov, A. Borodin's Prince Igor, S. Profkofiev's Alexander Nevsky and others performed by the participants of the Summer festival. Accompanied on the piano by Katerina Souvorova.
Stage Director: Nicholas Olcott, Set Designer: Olga Shpitalna, Murat Tasar, Art work: Melody Greenlief, Costume designer: Emma Gorin, Producer, Conductor: Katerina Souvorova
Stage Director: Debbie Niezgoda, Set Designer: Murat Tasar, Jason Child, Costume designer: Lois Dunlop, Producer, Conductor: Katerina Souvorova
Randolph Rd Theater, 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD
Serse: Desiree Maira, Romilda: Anna Feucht, Arsamene: Brennan Hall, Atalanta: Julia Ebner, Amastre: Sarah Kraus, Melanie Ashkar, Ariodate: Andrew Potter, Elviro: Daryl Yoder.
Stage Director: Peter Kozma, Set Designer: Olga Shpitalna, Murat TasarCostume designer: Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Producer, Conductor: Katerina Souvorova
It is here! We are ten years old. These years have been exciting! More than three hundred singers have become Bel Cantanti family, almost fifty different shows have been performed. From our first Amahl and the Night Visitors in December of 2003, we have come a long way to Die Fledermaus in December 2013. The concert was a beautiful reunion of great singers, who performed the arias, duets and ensembles from BCO's past and present.
Rosalinde: Huanhuan Ma; Eisenstein: Aaron Halevy; Adele: Laura Whittenberger; Falke: Michael Celentano; Frank: Adam Sterling; Prince Orlovsky: Rebecca Henry; Ida: Leslie Zapiain; Bodyguard: Eric Gramatges; Guests of Prince Orlovsky: Dan Noone, Lingling Peng, Meredith Marano, Brie Pasko, Charlotte Stewart, Adriana del Castillo, Ted Kerrick.
Accompanied on the piano by Artistic director of BCO Dr. Katerina Souvorova. Set design by Olga Shpitalna.
Rosalinde: Merideth Marano, Huanhuan Ma; Eisenstein: Aaron Halevy; Adele: Laura Whittenberger, Brieann Pasko, Liz Lalor; Alfred: Dan Noone, Michael Celentano; Falke: Eric McKeever; Blind: David Artz; Ted Kerrick; Frank: Adam Sterling; Prince Orlovsky: Jacqueline Karle, Rebecca Henry; Ida: Leslie Zapiain, Charlotte Woolley, Adriana del Castillo.
A concert of Russian vocal music. Well known and loved songs as well as unknown romances and operatic music. The concert is accompanied by projections of Russian art of 18th through 21st century and English translations of the Russian texts.
Performers: Cristina Nassiff, Chantelle Grant, Ashley Alden, Gustavo Ahualli, Jeffrey Springer, Michal Celentano.
Accompanied on the piano by Artistic director of BCO Dr. Katerina Souvorova. Set design by Olga Shpitalna. Supertitles: Anna Engelsone.
Stage Director: Guillaume Tourniaire
Choreographer: Jenna Babyak
Costumes: Rachel Feola
Euridice: Catherine Wethington, Kelly Curtin; Orphee: Joey Wilson; Public Opinion: Lindsey Paradise; Offenbach: Adam Sterling.
Gods and Goddesses: Pluto/Aristee: Aurelio Dominguez; Jupiter: Ted Kerrick, Michael Celentano; Cupid: Rebecca Henry, Diane:Emma Gorin, Allison Clendaniel; Venus: Katie Bransford, Nilam Brown; Mercury: Anais Naharro-Murphy; Minevre: Leah Manning, Erin Wein: Junon: Jenna Babyak, Michelle Kelly; Mars: Adam Sterling; Styx: Joe Thordarson.