2019 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition – Repertoire

The Giargiari Bel Canto Competition is quickly approaching! The 40th Anniversary performance will held this Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 P.M. at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. To purchase tickets, you can visit the Kimmel Center’s website or call their box office at (215) 893-1999.


This year, our Resident Artists, and the competition’s Music Director and pianist Danielle Orlando, have compiled a wonderful program that you’re not going to want to miss!

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 cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” | 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)

~ 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION ~

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)

While our Resident Artists are still preparing their performances, we remind you that the program is subject to change. We hope to see you there on Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 P.M. in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater!


Written by AVA Administrative Associate Stephen J. Trygar

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