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Bel Cantanti Opera and Catholic University Summer Music Festival

Summer Opera Festival 2012

Joint BCO and CUA summer opera festival is a highly professional training opera program for rising professionals. Forty three singers that have been selected to participate in the program this year will receive individual attention from the leading teachers, coaches and professionals in the area. Festival program includes voice lessons, coachings, diction lessons, daily yoga sessions, various workshops, master classes and vocal performance seminars.

Faculty: Rick Christman, Fabiana Bravo, Sharon Christman, Stanley Cornett, Francois Loup, Giovanni Reggioli, Denyce Graves,Henriette Lund, Mattia D'Affuso, Nicholas Catravas, David Ballena, Kayme Henkel, David Hill, Michael Parker, Seyoung Jeong, Kathleen Scott, Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, Katerina Souvorova, Kethia Clairvoyant, Guillaume Tourniaire, Peter Kozma, Kate Huntress-Reeve.

Two intense weeks of staging and music rehearsals will result in four performances of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Bizet's Carmen as well as a separate performance of The evening of the opera scenes and arias.

All performances are fully staged, in costume, sung in Italian (Le Nozze di Figaro) and French with English spoken dialogs (Carmen) and projected English supertitles. The performances of the operas as well as the concert of the opera scenes and arias are accompanied by BCO chamber orchestra.

G. Bizet Carmen

Friday, June 15, 7:30pm

Sunday, June 17, 3:00pm

Director: Guillaume Tourniaire. Conductors: Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, Katerina Souvorova

W. Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro

Saturday, June 16 , 3:00pm

Sunday, June 17, 7.30pm

Director: Peter Kozma, Conductor: Kathleen Scott

An evening of Arias and Opera Scenes

Saturday, June 16, 7.30pm

Director: Kate Huntress-Reeve, Rick Christman.

Conductors: Kathleen Scott, Joel Borelli Boudreau, Katerina Souvorova

All festival performances are presented at the Ward Hall of the Benjamin T.Rome School of Music, at Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington DC 20064