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Welcome to Bel Cantanti, an opera company within the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area devoted to giving performance experience to both seasoned and aspiring professionals. Between the beautiful singing and glorious music, you will find yourself thoroughly captivated.
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Bel Cantanti Opera Summer Music Festival 2008

After the first five successful years in Washington D.C. Bel Cantanti Opera had its first summer program in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Two weeks of intensive vocal training, rehearsals and master classes resulted in two operatic productions: V. Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi and E. Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel.

BCSOT Faculty:

Katerina Souvorova, Artistic Director, Producer

Peter Kozma, Stage Director

Courtney Ross, Artistic Coordinator

V. Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi

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E. Humperdink Hansel and Gretel

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