The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces auditions for ballet dancers to perform with the company.  Young adult, semi-professional or professional classical ballet dancers are invited to apply and perform in Verismo Opera’s grand production of Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA. Celebrating its 28th season, Verismo Opera seeks to collaborate with ballet schools in New Jersey, preferably from Bergen County, to provide ballet students, ages 16 to 20 years of age, or older professional dancers interested in performing opportunities with the largest professional, grand opera company in Bergen County.

Under Artistic Director Lucine Amara, a Metropolitan Opera luminary, Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), presents fully staged productions with professional singers, traditional sets, costumes, the Verismo Opera Chorus and a live orchestra. The company’s performance of AIDA will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey. For information about this opportunity, contact Stage Director/General Manager Evelyn La Quaif or Technical Director Giovanni Simone at

The theatre is handicapped accessible and designated handicapped parking is available on the street. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring its programs and services are accessible. Performers requiring a special accommodation or with specific questions about the physical features of a facility where Verismo Opera performs may call (201) 886-0561 at least two weeks prior to an audition.