New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera To Celebrate 23rd Season

gianni_schicchi_posterENGLEWOOD – The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will celebrate its 23rd season with love, comedy, obsession & murder. Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara invites the public to attend an open house to learn more about Verismo Opera on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m., at 44 Armory Street in Englewood. A snow date is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., at the same location.

Amara, Verismo Opera Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss, Chorus Director Mara Waldman, Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif, and President Dr. James Garvin, MD will discuss Verismo Opera’s mission, vision, and history. They will introduce the grand opera company’s new season and the spring production of Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” to be performed on Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood.

Opportunities to perform in the chorus, act as a supernumerary in non-speaking and non-singing roles or volunteer with the company will also be presented. A 30-minute video will be shown with highlights of Verismo Opera’s professional productions.

For further information, call 1-201-886-0561.

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