Giargiari Bel Canto Competition

An evening of beautifully sung opera arias by AVA Resident Artists

Danielle Orlando, Music Director and Piano

Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Winners

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Single tickets may be purchased on the Kimmel Center’s website or by calling their Box Office at 215-893-1999

Let your voice be heard! The Academy of Vocal Arts’ Giargiari Bel Canto Competition has seen such international opera stars as Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Pérez win prizes over its 40 year history. AVA’s Resident Artists each sing an aria in competition for prizes, including one voted on by the audience!

The judges are Thomas Lausmann of The Metropolitan Opera, Gayletha Nichols of Santa Fe Opera, and Robert Lombardo, the head of Lombardo Associates, LLC.

The Evening’s Program*

Emily Margevich (soprano) – Je veux vivre | Roméo et Juliette | Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Sahel Salam (tenor) – Una furtiva lagrima | L’elisir d’amore | Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Daniel Gallegos (baritone) – Questo amor, vergogna mia | Edgar | Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Renée Richardson (soprano) – Chi il bel sogno | La rondine | Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Zachary Rioux (tenor) – Ed anche Beppe amò| L’amico Fritz | Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Anne Marie Stanley (mezzo-soprano) – Mon Coeur | Samson et Dalila | Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Eric Delagrange (bass) – La calunnia | Il barbiere di Siviglia | Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Aubry Ballarò (soprano) – Gavotte | Manon | Jules Massenet (1842-1912)


Kara Mulder (soprano) – Song to the Moon (Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém)| Rusalka | Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Timothy Murray (baritone) – Avant de quitter | Faust | Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Pascale Spinney (mezzo-soprano) – Habanera | Carmen | Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Oliver Sewell (tenor) – Seul sur la terre | Dom Sébastien | Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Yihan Duan (soprano) – Sola, perduta, abbandonata | Manon Lescaut | Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Timothy Renner (baritone) – Cruda, funesta smania | Lucia di Lammermoor | Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Brent Michael Smith (bass) – Sous les pieds d’une femme | La reine de Saba | Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

*Program subject to change


Generously sponsored by Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs.