Best of bel canto
Inside the Opera Studio | 2016-2017
In Italian, bel canto means beautiful singing. In opera parlance, bel canto refers not only to a certain segment of the repertoire (e.g. the works of Donizetti and Bellini), but also to a school of singing which prioritizes the beauty of the sound above all else. Join Maestro Jeffrey Miller as we kick off our Inside the Opera Studio series with Best of bel canto, featuring Soprano Francesca Mondanaro, Mezzo-Soprano Chrystal E. Williams, Tenor William Davenport, and Bass-Baritone Daniel Mobbs.
No time to catch a pre-show bite? Sandwiches from Casapulla's, beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby.
October 21 | 7:30 PM | OperaDelaware Studio (*Limited seats available)
October 23 | 2:00 PM | OperaDelaware Studio (*Limited seats available)
tickets & venue
Prices Start at $29; No longer on sale.
Box Office | 302-442-7807
Venue Opera Delaware Studio, 4 S. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE (seating chart; directions)
Di pescatore ignobile (Lucrezia Borgia - Donizetti) | William Davenport
Al dolce guidami (Anna Bolena - Donizetti) | Francesca Mondanaro
Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (La sonnambula - Bellini) | Daniel Mobbs
Una voce poco fa (Il barbiere di siviglia - Rossini) | Chrystal E. Williams
O paradis (L'Africaine - Meyerbeer) | William Davenport
Vecchia zimarra (La bohème - Puccini) | Daniel Mobbs
Ecco, o numi (Carlo Magno - Nicolini) | Chrystal E. Williams
Robert, toi que j'aime (Robert le diable - Meyerbeer) | Francesca Mondanaro


Vois sous l'archet frémissant (Les Contes d’Hoffman - Offenbach) | Chrystal E. Williams
Casta diva (Norma - Bellini) | Francesca Mondanaro
Deh! ti ferma, ti placa, perdona (Semiramide - Rossini) | Daniel Mobbs
Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore - Donizetti) | William Davenport
Contro un cor (Il barbiere di siviglia - Rossini) | Chrystal E. Williams
Sois immobile (Guillaume Tell - Rossini) | Daniel Mobbs
Asile héréditaire (Guillaume Tell - Rossini) | William Davenport
Vivi, ingrato, a lei d’accanto (Roberto Devereaux - Donizetti) | Francesca Mondanaro

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4 S. Poplar St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807