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Our 2007 Winner: Allegra DeVita

Allegra De Vita is a mezzo-soprano from Trumbull, Connecticut. She recently returned from The Glimmerglass Festival where she sang the role of Fulvio in Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica in addition to covering the role of the 3rd lady in The Magic Flute. She completed her Masters in Opera Performance at Rice University where she was seen as Ariodante in Handel’s Ariodante, Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, Erminella in Volpone and Florence Pike in Albert Herring.

Ms. De Vita was an Apprentice Singer with the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2014. On fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival, she has performed Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Jordan Baker in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby. In 2014 she was a soloist in Beethoven 9th Symphony with both the Naples Philharmonic and the Lexington Philharmonic. She has performed Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the Allen Philharmonic and Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living with The Montgomery County Choral Society. She was part of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artist Program where she was the cover for Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. At Opera Theater of Connecticut she was seen as Flora in La Traviata, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana and the Monitor in Suor Angelica. 

Ms. De Vita was most recently a 2015 Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She won the gold medal in voice and was the Grand Prize winner for the Young Texas Artists Competition as well as 1st place at the Amici Vocal Competition. She has placed in the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild Young Artists Scholarship Competition and the Young Patronesses of the Opera Vocal Competition. Allegra was part of the inaugural programs for both Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artists Vocal Academy and Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.

Ms. De Vita also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a neuroscience concentration and minor in music performance from Sacred Heart University. She is currently a first year resident at the Academy of Vocal Arts.


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