Allegra De Vita

Allegra De Vita
mezzo-soprano

 Originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, mezzo-soprano Allegra De Vita returns for her second season of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. In the 2017–2018 season with WNO, she sings Ruggiero in Alcina (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance), The Fox in The Little Prince, the Taller Zegner Sister in the world premiere of Proving Up, Tebaldo in Don Carlo, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance). This season with Opera Philadelphia, she covered the title role in Elizabeth Cree, and in the summer of 2017, she sang Arsamenes in Xerxes at The Glimmerglass Festival. As a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia in the 2015–2016 season, she appeared as Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Charlotte in Werther. In the summer of 2015, she sang the role of Fulvio in the American premiere of Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica at The Glimmerglass Festival, where she returned in 2016 to sing the role of Pippo in The Thieving Magpie. She was a 2014 Santa Fe Opera Apprentice and was seen as Siegrune in the Die Walküre scene and Melibea in the Il viaggio a Reims finale. A 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finalist, she was also a prize winner at the 2014 Young Texas Artists Competition and the Amici Vocal Competition. Her previous roles include the title role of Handel’s Ariodante, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Flora in La traviata, Romeo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Ruggiero in Alcina, and the Monitress in Suor Angelica. She graduated magna cum laude from Sacred Heart University, where she majored in biology with a minor in music performance. She earned her master’s degree in vocal performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.