The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) has been a part of the New Jersey music scene since 1989. Verismo Opera, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, is a grand, professional opera company led by Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara.


Lucine Amara’s extensive career in opera, including over 800 on stage performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, provides immense benefit to the performers and patrons of Verismo Opera. To learn more about her career, visit Ms. Amara’s page here.

The organization provides performing opportunities for young musicians and artists and sponsors an annual vocal competition held in November with finals generally conducted in either Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall or Liederkranz Hall, drawing artists from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company also organizes opera workshops and concerts and offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions.