Get swept off your feet by unattributed vocal gems from the early years of bel canto’s golden age. Presented by Bel Canto Young Artists and Apprentices in their special concert series, this program celebrates the thread that ties us all – love – and features playful, dramatic and romantic songs ideal for warm nights and summer loving.
About Bel Canto Young Artists Program:
Each year, about a dozen young singers participate in six-to-eight weeks of intensive training in vocal technique and specialized study of the ornamentation that characterizes bel canto singing. Selected by Opera Director Will Crutchfield to participate in the mentoring program, the singers study the repertoire and participate in full scale rehearsals of the summer operas presented at Caramoor, act as understudies to the principal roles, are cast in some of the supporting opera roles, and perform in afternoon recitals that precede the opera performances. Additionally, the young artists showcase their talents in Summer Music Festival concerts such as this one. Many graduates of our Bel Canto mentoring program have gone from the Caramoor stage to the world stage.