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" 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

Upcoming Performances of the Season:

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

An opera by W. Mozart

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Opera is fully staged, performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra.

Figaro: Robert Mellon; Susanna: Emily Tweedy; Count Almaviva: Erik Grendahl; Countess Almaviva: Claire Kuttler;
Cherubino: Francesca Aguado; Marcellina: Laura Zahn, Megan Heavner; Don Bartolo: Alex Adam Leytes;
Don Basilio, Don Kurzio: Peter Burroughs; Barbarina: Marie Marquis; Antonio: Elliot Matheny.

Friday, March 15, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17, at 3:00pm
Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD)

Stage Director: Jennifer Blades
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova

Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

Orfee ed Euridice

An opera by W. Gluck

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Opera is fully staged, performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra. In collaboration with Olney Ballet.

Orfee : Francesca Aguado; Euridice : Chelsea Lehnea; Amour : Robin Steitz.

Friday, April 12, at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14, at 3:00pm
Silver Spring Black Box Theater (8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

Stage Director: Elizabeth Dinkova
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Choreographer: Runqiao Du
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova

Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

The Tsar's Bride

An opera by N. Rimsky Korsakov

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Opera is fully staged, performed in Russian with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra.

Marfa: Asmik Arutiuniants; Gryaznoj: Rob McGinness; Lyubasha: Viktoriya Koreneva; Vasily Sobakin: John Scherch; Lykov: Max Zander; Bomelius: Peter Bourough; Domna Saburova: Alyssa Cox; Dunyasha: Marie Herrington; Malyuta: Kofi Hayford.

Saturday, May 11, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, at 3:00pm
Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, at 3:00pm
Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD)

Stage Designer: Tyler Eighmey

Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova

Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
Information: (240)230-7372 or tickets@belcantanti.com
Go to Eventbrite Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.

Past Performances:

My Beautiful Galatea

An operetta by F. Suppe

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A famous story of Pygmalion and Galatea. Love, which transformed a marble statue into a beautiful woman. In collaboration with The Olney Ballet.


Pygmalion : Max Zander; Galatea : Kelly Curtin; Ganymede : Joseph Baker; Midas: Alex Alburqueque.

Stage Director: Jennifer Blades
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Choreographers: Runqiao Du
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova

Les Pecheurs de Perles (Pearl Fishers)

An opera in three acts by G. Bizet

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A story about love, passion, jealousy and friendship. Opera is fully staged, performed in French with English supertitles. In costume. Accompanied by orchestra. In collaboration with The Olney Ballet theatre.

Nadir : Tom Mulder; Leila : Katherine Boyce; Zurga : Kyle Oliver; Nourabad : Antoine Hodge.

Stage Director: Phillip Collister
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Lighting Designer: Brydon Geisler
Choreographers: Runqiao Du
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova

Taste of Tomorrow

Opera a la Carte

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Concert-preview of Bel Cantanti's 15th season will include the snippets of the future performances of 2018-2019:

C. Bizet's opera Les Pecheurs de Perles (Pearl Fishers)
operetta by Franz von Suppe My Beautiful Galatea
W. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
W. Gluck' Orfeo ed Euridice
N. Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride .

Singers: Katherine Boyce, James C Kil, Rob McGinness, Sarah Hayashi, Erik Grendahl, Francesca Aguado, Katie Manukyan, Laura Zahn, John TK Scherch.

Ballet excerpts of the shows will be presented by The Olney Ballet Theatre. Choreography by Runqiao Du.