The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), launches the season with Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.   The tragic, dramatic work in the bel canto style will be performed on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  The company is once again offering discount ticket rates through its Bring the Family to the Opera initiative.

Under Artistic Director Lucine Amara, the grand opera company will bring this dark, romantic tale of family honor, betrayal and madness set in the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland in the 17th century to bergenPAC’s stage for the second time in a decade. Stage Director and Canadian soprano Evelyn La Quaif will direct the fully staged production with the cast singing in Italian.

Coloratura soprano Hea-Ran Kim from Ridgewood, New Jersey will perform the role of Lucia.

The Bergen Record of New Jersey described her as “a phenomenon that must be heard to be believed“.

Photo Credit: Marilyn Monsanto

This tour-de-force of Italian Romantic opera will be presented in three acts with the libretto by Salvadore Cammarano loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel, The Bride of Lammermoor. English supertitles will be projected for the audience to follow.

Maestro Anthony Morss will conduct the Verismo Opera Orchestra for the last time. Morss, the company’s Principal Conductor and Music Director for two decades, will step down at the end of the current season. Chorus Director Mara Waldman will direct the Verismo Opera Chorus comprised of singers from the region.

The complete cast will appear in period costumes designed by Costume Designer/Wardrobe Director Barbara Konig, Assistant Costumer Elaine McKhann and Costume Consultant Catherine Mirabella. Jeromy Hunt will return as Stage Manager and Adam Greene will join again the Verismo Opera staff as Lighting Director.

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre’s box office, online, or by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.

Discount Ticket Rates 

Opera Tickets

Verismo Opera’s Bring the Family to the Opera program announces special discount ticket offers will be available to see Lucia di Lammermoor. The first special ticket offer of 40% off on $55 and $45 tickets is available for purchase only on September 10, 11, and 12, 2015 (Code LUC1). A second offer of 30% off (Code LUC2) is available only on October 1, 2, and 3, 2015 on tickets priced at $55 and $45.

Discount ticket rates for senior citizens and children, ages 12 and under, will be available from September 10 through October 18, 2015 to see Lucia di Lammermoor. Senior citizens purchasing regular-priced tickets on non-sale dates are entitled to a 10% discount.  The company is offering a reduced rate of $10 on all tickets for children, ages 12 and under, to see Lucia di Lammermoor on October 18, 2015. This discount offer is available only from September 10 through October 18.

Special ticket offers are not available online and may be purchased only at bergenPAC’s box office, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey, and by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW. All special ticket offers must be requested before the purchase.

Group discounts are available on $55 and $45 tickets only with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets. For special group rates only, call (201) 224-2809. This discount is not available online.



Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring its programs and services are accessible to all. Street parking is available with designated handicapped parking spaces. bergenPAC is handicapped accessible. Hearing assist systems are available upon request to the house manager in the lobby. Members of the public 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 the event.

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