DELL’ARTE OPERA ENSEMBLE, founded by Christopher Fecteau and Karen Rich in 2000, provides emerging opera artists with training and performance opportunities necessary to bridge the gap between the conservatory and a flourishing career. The emphasis is on “learning by doing,” backed by the philosophy that superior craft creates great art.
Our singer-development programming includes a unique and carefully structured curriculum of private coachings and masterclasses with industry professionals designed to address practice methods, diction, musical style, movement and character development, thus preparing them for a career in an increasingly competitive opera world. The work culminates in an annual summer repertory festival, with mainstage operas, opera scenes, and an art-song recital.
DELL’ARTE’S annual summer repertory season also attracts new audiences by offering high-quality, meticulously crafted opera presentations featuring rising young artists performing role debuts in intimate venues. The company’s repertoire ranges from standard operas like Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Bizet’s Carmen to seldom heard works like Salieri’s Falstaff and Hiram Titus’ Rosina.