Bel Canto Gala

On May 19th at 8 PM and May 21 at 2 PM, the Bel Canto…
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Sunday, May 21

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Sunday, May 21

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant 503 Duncan Rd Wilmington, DE 19809

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On May 19th at 8 PM and May 21 at 2 PM, the Bel Canto Gala celebrates with arias and ensembles by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, and Spontini. Tenor Clifford Bechtel and mezzo-soprano Paula Rivera-Dantagnan will make their mainstage WCO debuts. Returning musicians include sopranos Kirsten C. Kunkle, Elizabeth Oliver, Marisa Robinson, Suzannah Waddington, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Sacks, tenor Brenten Megee, baritones John David Miles and Kevin Patrick, and pianist and music director Timothy Crawford.

The program is:

“Largo al factotum” from Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rossini
“Dopo l’oscuro nembo” from Adelson e Salvini – Bellini
“Tornami a dir che m’ami” from Don Pasquale – Donizetti
“Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti
“Per piacere alla… No, mia vita” from Il turco in Italia – Rossini
“Casta diva” from Norma – Bellini
“Impitoyable Dieux” from La vestale – Spontini
“Chi mi frena in tal momento” from Lucia di Lammermoor – Donizetti


“Duetto buffo di due gatti” – Rossini
“Bella siccome un angelo” from Don Pasquale – Donizetti
“Prendi, per me sei libero” from L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti
“Che smania, oi me!” from Otello – Rossini
“Si, fuggire: a noi non resta” from I Capuleti e I Montecchi – Bellini
“All’idea di quel metallo” from Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rossini
“O luce di quest’anima” from Linda di Chamounix – Donizetti
“Mira, o Norma” from Norma – Bellini
“Ah! mes amis” from La fille du regiment – Donizetti
“Figlia impura di Bolena” from Maria Stuarda – Donizetti

These concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets necessary. The concert is family friendly. Join us for “Bel Canto: The Beautiful Voice!”

Thank you to Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for their community partnership. We are delighted to be Artists in Residence this year for Arts at Covenant!