The public is invited to attend the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s annual winter Open House on January 14, 2017.  The Open House will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  Street parking and a small parking lot is available on the side of the building.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on January 21 at the same time and location.

The event is free and open to the public.

Verismo Opera will perform excerpts from Aida at the Open House. Photo Credit: Marilyn Monsanto

Verismo Opera will perform excerpts from Aida at the Open House. Photo Credit: Marilyn Monsanto

 

Open House

The Open House will introduce principal artists, who will be featured in the Verismo Opera’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, performing arias and duets.  The Verismo Opera staff and trustees will discuss opportunities to sing in the Verismo Opera Chorus, participate as supernumeraries (extras), and get involved in volunteer openings behind-the-scenes. Exhibits will be on display showing memorabilia, posters, and photos from Verismo Opera’s 28 years of producing grand operas, sponsoring an annual international vocal competition, presenting concerts, holding master classes, giving operalogues, and training the stars of tomorrow.  A short film will be presented of the company’s previous production of Aida performed in 2011.  The Verismo Opera Chorus will hold auditions at the end of the program.

Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida on April 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the theatre.  Tickets are now on sale.

The site is handicapped accessible. Street parking has designated handicapped parking spaces. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring its programs and services are accessible to all.

Refreshments will be served at the Open House.  For information, contact 201-886-0561.

Access

Verismo Opera is committed to ensuring its programs and services are accessible to all. Street parking is available with designated handicapped parking spaces. Guests 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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