Helping singers bridge the gap

    Few singers can bridge the gap between academic training and a flourishing career without the kind of assistance that dell’Arte Opera Ensemble provides.

    Superior craft creates great art

    dell'Arte Opera Ensemble nurtures emerging opera artists through master classes, coachings, rehearsals and performance opportunities, always committed to the essential building blocks of opera: great singing, great music, and great acting.

    Attracting new opera lovers, and life-long opera fans.

    Audiences enjoy the fresh excitement of experiencing role debuts and witnessing important landmarks in each singer’s artistic process.

    Grooming new opera professionals in directing, production, musical staffing and stage direction

    Our Opera Professionals Mentorship Program pairs emerging directors, designers and musicians with experts at the top of the field.


    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.