April
26, 2017

In Flanders Fields

Woodrow Wilson House

Theatre & Conversation: In Flanders Fields
April 26, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In celebration of the month of poetry, In Flanders Fields will serve up an evening of music and poetry as a celebration of Poets and Composers of the Great War 1914-1918. The voices of Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owens, and Siegfried Sassoon will resonate, reminding us again of the terrible cost of modern war, while composers including Francois Poulenc and Charles Ives will be served up by singers, members of Alliance for New Music-Theatre.

Alliance for New Music-Theatre in partnership with The President Woodrow Wilson House continues its year-long inaugural series of lively cultural evenings in the Dupont-Kalorama neighborhood - Theatre and Conversation.

The President Woodrow Wilson House

2340 St Street NW, Washington DC


February
16, 2017

Junkyard Empire on Velocity

Junkyard Empire, a series filmed at Maryland’s Damascus Motors, is fueled by a classic TV tension: Laid-back dad Bobby Cohen butts heads with risk-taking heir Andy Cohen.


February
15, 2017

R.U.R.

The Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008

R.U.R. takes us “back to the future” in a new musical adaptation, unveiling the ideas behind a play written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced the word “robot” to the world. This work-in-development dramatizes the conflict very much part of today’s conversation: whether the combination of a robotic work force and artificial intelligence will liberate mankind from economic drudgery or threaten to overcome and destroy the human race. The work both celebrates and examines critically the promise of industrialization and technology that was envisioned in the time of the very modern “Electric President” Wilson.

Following the performance, the Alliance will begin a conversation with the audience to further explore the themes presented that still resonate widely in our current culture. The prescience of the work will engage today’s audiences, as its focus is very much part of our global conversation.

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 pm
The President Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW, Washington DC 20008

Tickets: $20


September
25, 2016

FBI Special Agent Tara Connolly in FBI – CAFI

Washington, DC

FBI - CAFI Film in the role of FBI Special Agent Tara Connolly.


September
15, 2016

R.U.R.

Dupont Underground, Washington, DC

Filming of R.U.R., a retro-futuristic musical that will take place in the Dupont Underground's new theater space in the spring of 2017.


June
10, 2016

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PSA

Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC


May
27, 2016

FBI AGENT KATHLEEN SULLIVAN IN FBI – SRC

Arlington, VA

FBI - SRC Film in the role of FBI Agent Kathleen Sullivan.


May
13, 2016

THE UNMAKING OF A MAYOR, WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.

Washington, DC

Video modeling: In this short film, a DC resident ventures out on the very rainy streets of Georgetown to read her favorite book on William F. Buckley, Jr. "The Unmaking of a Mayor".


February
21, 2016

Kabarett & Cabaret

Source Theater, Washington DC

The 1930s Nazi persecution brought a flood of artists to America: Kurt Weill, Marlene Dietrich, Frederick Hollander, Erich Korngold, Arnold Schoenberg, and many others. They, in turn, brought Expressionism and the dark, raunchy world of the Kabarett to this continent. Featuring iconic songs and forgotten Berliner and Viennese cabaret gems.

Sat 2/20 at 8pm
Sun 2/21 at 2:30pm
Fri 2/26 at 8pm
Sat 2/27 at 8pm
Sun 2/28 at 2:30pm
Fri 3/4 at 8pm
Sat 3/5 at 8pm
Sun 3/6 at 2:30pm


February
13, 2016

Valentine’s Day Jazz Concert

St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Bethesda, MD

A wonderful evening of your favorite jazz standards accompanied by Allan Lewis on Drums, Marilyn Harwood on Piano, Rick Netherton on Bass, Les Elkins on Trumpet and Terri Brown on Guitar.


December
31, 2015

New Year’s Eve with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

Christ Church Easton, Easton, MD

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with revelry & music in Easton for this special event, featuring soprano Meghan McCall.

Our New Year’s concert will feature soprano Meghan McCall, who has been described by the Washington Post as having “bell-like clarity” and “a radiant full-bodied voice.” Repertoire will include excerpts from Haydn’s exciting Symphony No. 101,"The Clock,” written after Haydn landed in England on New Year’s day in 1791 and was an instant success with London audiences. We will travel to Italy as well, with selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances and Puccini’s La Boheme. We go to Austria, with Strauss waltzes and songs, including the famed Wiener Blut and Blue Danube. And back home with American songs and a little Jazz! Join us to ring in the New Year with an evening of songs, waltzes and celebration!

For a complete New Year's Eve experience, take advantage of the amazing hotel packages at the Tidewater Inn or Holiday Inn Express.

December 31, 2015
07:00pm

Christ Church Easton, 111 S. Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland


October
23, 2015

Don Giovanni

Randolph Road Theater, Silver Spring, MD

Bel Cantanti opens its 12th season with "Don Giovanni".
Passion, jealousy, seduction, virtue... in unforgettable story by Lorenzo Da Ponte and timeless music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sung in Italian with English super-titles, fully staged, in costume, accompanied by WNO chamber ensemble. and Katerina Souvorova at the harpsichord. We have an incredible young cast, amazing voices. You will hear your favorite singers as well as new talented artists, for introducing which Bel Cantanti Opera is well known. Come to share beautiful music with us and have unforgettable evening of Mozart.

Don Giovanni: Rob McGinness; Donna Anna: Merideth Marano, Jennifer Lynn Waters; Leporello: Kwang Kyu Lee; Don Ottavio: Youngchul Park; Donna Elvira: Claire Galloway; Zerlina: Meghan McCall; Mazetto: Joshua Hong; Il Commendatore: Ethan Green.
Stage Director: Eve Summer
Producer and Artistic Director: Katerina Souvorova
Friday, October 23, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 7:30pm
Friday, October 30, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 1, 3:00pm
Randolph Rd. Theater, 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD
Tickets are sold online through www.eventbrite.com Buy tickets online http://www.eventbrite.com/o/bel-cantanti-opera-company-554133974 at the door
Adult: $40, Senior: $35, Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30.
Ticket information: (240) 230 - 7372 or at tickets@belcantanti.com


September
7, 2015

R.U.R.

Kennedy Center, Washington DC

R.U.R.: Robots vs Man in a Retro-Futuristic Musical

R.U.R.: Robots vs. Man in a Retro-Futuristic Musical takes us “back to the future” in a new musical adaptation, unveiling the ideas behind a play written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Čapek, who introduced the word “robot” to the world. The prescience of the work will engage today’s audiences, as its focus is very much part of our global conversation: Will the combination of a robotic workforce and artificial intelligence liberate mankind from economic drudgery or will it become a superior force that threatens to overcome the human race? Last Fall, the Alliance presented the work as a reading at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage and at the Czech Embassy as part of Mutual Inspirations Festival. The next phase of the project will challenge composer Maurice Saylor and writer Susan Galbraith with performers Nick DePinto, Meghan McCall, Pam Bierly Jusino, Ari Jacobson, and John Boulanger to “go underground” – literally! – preparing for a performance run at Dupont Underground next season. Plans include filming excerpts of the show “in process” in Dupont Underground.


May
8, 2015

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Randolph Road Theater, Silver Spring, MD

A spring production of Bel Cantanti, an opera-play in one act based on the music of Gustav Mahler. Fully staged, in costume. Directed by Dirk Schattner. A multi media production.

Kathryn Wieckhorst, Robert McGinness, Meghan McCall, Mike Dodge. Stage Director: Dirk Schattner. Choreographer: Erica Molina Hudak. Set Design: Olga Shpitalna. Costume Design: Linda Jenks.Producer: Katerina Souvorova. Sung in German with projected English super titles. A multi- media production.


April
12, 2015

Scenes from Un Ballo In Maschera with The Virginia Chamber Orchestra

Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale

Sunday, April 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Music in the Life of President Lincoln
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War
The Virginia Chamber Orchestra with the Alexandria Choral Society
Meghan McCall, soprano
The Grand Contraband Jubilee Singers
Robert Aubry Davis, narrator
David Grandis, Conductor
music by Verdi, von Flowtow, Stephen Foster, and others.
Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003


September
19, 2014

Double Bill: La Serva Padrona & Coffee Cantata

Randolph Road Theater

An evening of baroque music; presenting a double bill of two gems: Bach's Coffee Cantata (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht) and Pergolesi's comic opera in one act La Serva Padrona (The Maid - Mistress).

Both, the cantata and opera are staged, in costume, sung in German and Italian with projected English supertitles, accompanied by BCO chamber orchestra. Harpsichordist and music director: Katerina Souvorova.

Friday, September 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 21, 3:00pm
Randolph Road Theatre, 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD

Schlendrian: Francois Loup, Lieschen: Meghan McCall, Narrator: Aaron Halevy. Uberto: Andrew Adelsberger, Serpina: Meghan McCall, Vespone: Aaron Halevy. Stage Director: Francois Loup. Tickets are sold online and at the door. Adult: $38,40. Senior: $35. Student: $15. Groups of 10 and more: $30. Ticket information: (240) 230-7372 or at tickets@belcantanti.com


May
27, 2014

Vanek Unleashed

Divadlo na pradle: Czech Republic, Prague Fringe Festival

Composed by Maurice Saylor and written and directed by Susan Galbraith.

Audiences will find Havel’s most beloved central character, Ferdinand Vaněk still struggling with issues of the slipperiness of identity as he careens imaginatively between prison and the more terrifying and absurd world outside. However, the work – Vaněk Unleashed – takes its performance style from two of our own country’s most popular forms, the American musical and silent screen comedy, in particular the work of Harry Langdon, who sits in the pantheon of clown greats with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. It was said of Langdon that his film persona seemed to have been dropped to earth without a set of instructions. That could be said of our man Vaněk.

Performers:

Pamela Bierly Jusino*…….Eva

Ron Heneghan*…………….Landovsky, the Actor and Prison Foreman

Meghan McCall………………The Blonde Soprano

Drew Valins………………….Ferdinand Vaněk

Snark Ensemble Andrew Simpson (piano), Philip Carluzzo (percussion), Dale Barton (misc. reeds), Ben Redwine (misc. reeds), Jared Cazel (string bass), Joe Jackson (trombone) Musical Direction by Jason Solounias


April
24, 2010

Sancho Panza

Kennedy Center, Washington DC


April
10, 2010

Oh My Son

Carnegie Hall, New York