" 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
J. Massenet Cendrillon, November 2014
E. Kalman Die Chardasfurstin December 2014-January 2015
S. Rachmaninoff Francesca da Rimini, March 2015
M. Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges and H. Hans Krása's Brundibar, May 2015
Auditions are held on May 24 and 25, 2014, at the Church in Bethesda (5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD). On May 31 auditions will be held at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103).
To apply for auditions the applicants need to send the application materials to General and Artistic Director of BCO, Katerina Souvorova at email@example.com
More information about the Auditions (click here)
Sung in Italian with and projected English supertitles, accompanied by BCO chamber orchestra, conducted by Katerina Souvorova.
Friday, May 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 4, 3:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd. Rockville, 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
Adult: $40. Senior: $35. Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.
Ticket information: (240) 230-7372 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.