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  • New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s Artistic Director, Lucine Amara, announces the casting of supernumerary roles. Supernumeraries (supers) appear in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s new production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), performs the grand production […]

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  • In September, Verismo Opera resumes the Bring the Family to the Opera initiative.  This well-received program introduces children and families to live, fully staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended.  Time limited discount tickets go on sale to see the company’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) […]

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  • From Italy to China, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 2017-2018 season spans the globe.  Performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot headline the new season. First, the company brings to the stage Puccini’s Tosca On Sunday, October 15, 2017.  The dramatic production takes place in Italy.  The opera features Luigi Illica and Giuseppe […]

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  • The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), invites singers to audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces professional, amateur, and retired male and female singers may audition for the Verismo Opera Chorus. The auditions occur on Wednesdays, August 23 and 30 […]

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  • Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces vocalists accepted to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 29th Annual International Vocal Competition may attend free master classes.  The competition, open to vocalists of all ages worldwide, offers a free master class to all applicants accepted to sing in the preliminary auditions. Finalists selected to perform in the vocal […]

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  • The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is pleased to announce the company’s 2017 summer event and concert series bringing the joy of music to audiences in the Garden State. Concerts feature principal artists performing romantic arias from the world’s most famous operas.  Also, audiences will enjoy classic Broadway, operetta, and zarzuela songs. Summer Happenings […]

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  • Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s (Verismo Opera) 29th Annual International Vocal Competition. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline of July 31, 2017.  The final application deadline is October 31, 2017. Vocal Competition’s Auditions The […]

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  • The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites soloists in all vocal categories to audition for solo roles in the professional opera company’s 2017 production of Tosca. Auditions take place for these roles in Tosca: Floria Tosca, Mario Cavaradossi, Baron Scarpia, Cesare Angelotti, a Sacristan, Spoletta, Sciarrone, a Jailer, and a […]

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  • Some take life a little easier during their retirement years, while other retirees find new things to do. Husband and wife, Bob and Barbara Konig, decided to get involved in the theatre with Bergen County, New Jersey’s only grand opera company, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera. Retirees Join Verismo Opera Retirees can pursue […]

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  • By day, Doctor James Garvin, Jr. works as a physician at the New York Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center. On April 23, Doctor Garvin will set his stethoscope aside and turn to a different forum — the operatic stage of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s (Verismo Opera) AIDA at the Bergen Performing […]

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