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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:

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 : James Kil; Leila : Katherine Boyce; Zurga : Jared Guest; Nourabad : Cody Muller.

Friday, November 9, at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11, at 3:00pm
Saturday, November 17, at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 18, at 3:00pm
Silver Spring Black Box Theater (8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

Stage Director: Phillip Collister
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Choreographers: Patricia Berrend and 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.

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. Fully staged. Performed in English with English spoken dialogues. In collaboration with The Olney Ballet.

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

Saturday, December 29, at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 30, at 3:00pm
Saturday, January 4, at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 5, at 3:00pm
Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD)

Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Choreographers: Patricia Berrend and 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.

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 : Alex Alburqueque; Susanna : Emily Tweedy; Count Almaviva : Erik Grendahl; Countess Almaviva: Claire Kuttler; Cherubino : Francesca Aguado; Marcellina : Melissa Kornacki, Megan Heavner; Don Bartolo : Alex Adam Leytes; Don Basilio : Peter Bourough; Don Kurzio : Peter Bourough; Barbarina : Marie Marquis; Antonio : Matthew Elliot.

Saturday, March 9, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, at 3:00pm
Friday, March 15, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17, at 3:00pm
Randolph Road Theater (4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD)

Stage Director: Jennifer Blade
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 : TBD; Amour : Robyn 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: Justin Moniz
Stage Designer: Ksenia Litvak
Choreographers: Patricia Berrend and 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: TBD; Gryaznoj: TBD; Lyubasha: Viktoriya Koreneva; Vasily Sobakin: John Scherch; Lykov: Max Zander; Bomelius: Peter Bourough; Domna Saburova: Alyssa Cox; Dunyasha: Marie Herrington; Malyuta: TBD

Saturday, May 11, at 7:30pmNovember 9, at 3:00pm
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: 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.

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