Allegra De Vita

Allegra De Vita
Mezzo Soprano

Originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, mezzo-soprano Allegra De Vita joins WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in the fall of 2016. As a Resident Artist of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, she appeared as Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Charlotte (Werther). In the summer of 2016, she sang the role of Pippo in The Thieving Magpie at The Glimmerglass Festival, where she appeared as Fulvio in the American premiere of Vivaldi's Cato in Utica in 2015. 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.


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