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AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Competition

The 42nd AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Competition

Invite the opera stars of tomorrow into your home with the latest Opera Philadelphia Channel offering. 

The Academy of Vocal Arts' 2020 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition showcases 12 talented young singers performing arias and rarities from such operas as Rigoletto, La favorite, and La sonambula. It is FREE to watch. 

Past Giargiari Bel Canto Competitions winners have included international opera stars Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Michael Fabiano, and Ailyn Pérez.

The Esteemed Judges: 

  • Angela Meade, International operatic star and AVA alumna
  • Corrado Rovaris, Opera Philadelphia’s Jack Mulroney Music Director
  • Christina Scheppelmann, General Director of Seattle Opera

How to watch: Watch for FREE on the Opera Philadelphia Channel.

Filmed on October 24, 2020


MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Dec 2020 - May 2021.

Fri, Dec 18 8:00 p.m.

Available for FREE

One hour and 37 minutes

Underwritten by Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs.

Cast & Creative Team

Danielle Orlando
Danielle OrlandoMusic Director & Pianist
Sahel Salam
Sahel SalamTenor
Anne Marie Stanley
Anne Marie StanleyMezzo-soprano
Daniel Gallegos
Daniel GallegosBaritone
Renée Richardson
Renée RichardsonSoprano
Griffen Hogan Tracy
Griffen Hogan TracyBass
Pascale Spinney
Pascale SpinneyMezzo-soprano
Titus Muzi
Titus MuziBaritone
Chelsea Laggan
Chelsea LagganMezzo-soprano
Eric Delagrange
Eric DelagrangeBass
Aubry Ballarò
Aubry BallaròSoprano
Alice Chung
Alice ChungMezzo-soprano
Kara Mulder
Kara MulderSoprano
  • Joe Hannigan Producer
  • Andrew Gormley Video Director & Editor
  • Alan Doak and Midnight Productions Lighting Design
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