This Friday: 2018 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition

 

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This year’s Giargiari Competition is just around the corner! Our Resident Artists will be performing this Friday, October 5th, at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre. AVA pianists Elise Auerbach and Ting Ting Wong will be accompanying the artists on stage. Our singers have been hard at work preparing their pieces and we are excited to share a glimpse of what’s in store for Friday night. Trust us when we say this is just a taste of what you can expect of the event… this year’s competition isn’t one you want to miss!

OLIVER SEWELL, tenor
A te, o cara | I puritani 
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

DANIEL GALLEGOS, baritone
Di tua beltade immagine | Poliuto
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

PASCALE SPINNEY, mezzo-soprano
Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio | I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

MATTHEW WHITE, tenor
Ô paradis | L’Africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)

LUKASZ ZIENTARSKI, baritone
Eri tu | Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

GABRIELA FLORES, mezzo-soprano
Che farò senza Euridice | Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787)

ANTHONY WHITSON-MARTINI, baritone
Come Paride vezzoso | L’elisir d’amore
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

JOHN MATTHEW MYERS, tenor
Winterstürme | Die Walküre
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

TIMOTHY RENNER, baritone
O! du mein holder Abendstern | Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

ROY HAGE, tenor
Tutto parea sorridere | Il Corsaro
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

BRENT MICHAEL SMITH, bass
Il lacerato spirito | Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

ABRAHAM BRETÓN, tenor
Ô souverain | Le Cid
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

REBECCA GULINELLO, soprano
Pleurez mes yeux | Le Cid
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

ETHAN SIMPSON, baritone
Vision fugitive | Hérodiade
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

MACKENZIE GOTCHER, tenor
E lucevan le stelle | Tosca
Giacomo Puccini (1858 -1924)

MERYL DOMINGUEZ, soprano
Bel raggio lusinghier | Semiramide
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

Tickets for the performance are still available! AVA subscribers may purchase them by contacting the AVA box office. Non-subscribers should call the Kimmel Center box office at 215-893-1999 or visit the Kimmel Center’s website. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday… don’t miss the chance to vote for your favorite piece!

Written by AVA Administrative Associate Tania Bagan

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