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Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia  completed our 2013-14 fall winter season of concerts with great success! Our Xmas concert at the shore was attended by over 800 people! Heartfelt thanks to the parish and staff at Notre Dame de la Mer in Wildwood, NJ  for  helping make our  December concert such a well  attended event and to our audience for their enthusiasm!

Mille grazie to Giovanna Cavaliere for our successful fall concert in South Philadelphia and to special guest artist soprano Lisa Daltirus. Our congratulations to Diego Silva, the 2013 winner of the Cavaliere Scholarship. See the "about us" pages for more details about this annual concert and the scholarship, which numbers quite a few singers on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera among its winners.)

Thanks again to Faith Presbyterian Church  in Harrisburg for hosting our concert on April 2, 2014. We truly enjoy singing for such enthusiastic audiences and look forward to returning next year!

Bel Canto is now preparing for our 2014=15 concert season, with rehearsals starting on Monday, September 8, 2014. Our first concert will be the 22nd Cavaliere Concert on Sunday, October 19.

As always, Bel Canto welcomes singers interested in performing with the company. Singers should call for an audition appointment.


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You can reach us at 215-836-4963. We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail addresses: lcasdesign@comcast.net  or BelCantoLyric@aol.com.

If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help. For booking information please contact us at the phone number above.

Music Director: Mme Marianne Casiello
Conductor: Salvatore Scarpa

The Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company was formed to foster an appreciation for "bel canto" style singing in performances with an orchestra. 'Bel Canto' is Italian for "beautiful singing" and is associated with the smooth lines and artistic elegance of late 18th century Italian opera. Singers in our company come from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and New York areas. Many have trained with vocal director, Marianne Casiello, who founded the company and has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music. Music director and conductor, Salvatore Scarpa, is conductor of the orchestras of Rowan University, assistant conductor of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and an award winning composer and arranger. The company, now in its 21th year, is celebrating its 18th anniversary as a non-profit corporation dedicated to bringing opera to the community. The artists of the company have performed at local colleges and universities including LaSalle, Immaculata, Haverford and the University of the Arts as well as with other leading symphony orchestras. For several summers the company has performed an evening of Pops at the Music Pier as well as with Kenneth Square Symphony Orchestra. Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company is the only resident company in the Delaware Valley that performs all their concerts with a full professional symphony orchestra.They perform annually at the Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert which benefits gifted music students.
We are currently preparing for concerts through the 2014 season and holding auditions in all voice categories.