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Resurrecting Romanticism

Allegra Durante

Performing Artist

Allegra Durante is a classically trained soprano and immersive theater actress hailing from and residing in New York City. She has performed roles including Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Echo in Echo et Narcisse, Morgana in Alcina, Amore and Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, Papagena and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, and Giulietta in Romeo & Giulietta (scenes from Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi interwoven with text from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). Her operetta repertoire includes Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Casilda in The Gondoliers, Aline Sangazure in The Sorcerer, and Phyllis in Iolanthe. She produced her first fully staged and costumed production, “Replenished Repertoire,” in 2012, followed by a production of Orfeo ed Euridice in 2013 and numerous iterations of Orfeo and Romeo & Giulietta from 2016-2019. Ms. Durante has performed and studied in Germany and Italy, and also worked in opera as a director, historic movement coach, and costume designer.

In 2021 she returned to the role of Amore in a filmed version of Orfeo ed Euridice created by the Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society, and she will return to BTCS in June of 2023 to perform Hippolytus in a film of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie. In addition, she frequently works as a facilitator/actor in immersive theater experiences along the East Coast, and is currently enrolled in college full-time with a major in psychology and a minor in music.

Allegra Durante
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