Allegra De Vita '16 · mezzo-soprano

AVA first-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Trumbull, Connecticut

Education: B.S. in Biology with a Neuroscience  concentration and minor in Music Performance, Sacred Heart University; M.M. in Vocal Performance, Rice University - The Shepherd School of Music.

Competitions: Fifth Prize, The Giulio Gari Foundation, 2016; Grand Finalist, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015; Grand Prize Winner, Young Texas Artists Competition, 2014; First Place, Amici Vocal Competition, 2014.

Roles at AVA: Zita, Gianni Schicchi; Charlotte, Werther; Zerlinda, Don Giovanni.

Other Roles: Fulvio, Cato in Utica, Glimmerglass Festival; title role, Ariodante and Dorabella, Così fan tutte at Rice University.

Upcoming: Pippo, La Gazza Ladra, Glimmerglass Festival, Summer 2016.

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