The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera premieres one of Giacomo Puccini’s most intense dramas, Turandot, on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  With direction by Evelyn La Quaif, a live orchestra accompanies the principal singers and the chorus.  Under Principal Conductor Lucy Arner, the Verismo Opera Orchestra performs Giacomo Puccini’s most famous arias and duets. Chorus Director Michael Wittenburg leads the Verismo Opera Chorus.

The complete cast performs in period costume. Presented in three acts, the new production of Puccini’s masterful work features traditional staging and magnificent Sormani designed sets.  The cast sings in Italian with English supertitles provided. The opera, completed by Franco Alfano, uses a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simon.

Verismo Opera, the Bergen Performing Arts Center’s (bergenPAC) house opera company, presents the fully staged grand opera at 3:00 p.m. EST.  The production takes place at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.

Cast in Turandot

  • Zhanna Alkhazova – Turandot
  • Philip Alongi – Calaf
  • Yulan Piao – Liu
  • Roland Burks – Timur
  • Fredrick Redd – Ping
  • Tai Collins – Pang
  • Hao Hu – Pong
  • Jonathan Green – Mandarin
  • Giovanni Simone – Emperor
  • The Prince of Persia – Nicholas Ben Fredj
  • The Executioner (Pu-Tin-Pao) – Eric Stephen
  • A Martial Arts Dancer – Nicole Ross

Learn more about the cast here.

Turandot unfolds on Verismo Opera's stage.

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera debuts Puccini’s Turandot.

Tickets for Turandot

Purchase regular priced tickets by visiting or calling the bergenPAC’s box office, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.

The box office hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The box office also opens on Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For information, call (201) 227–1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.  Furthermore, the box office opens two hours before a performance. To purchase tickets via phone at other times, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.  Similarly, a completely automated phone line provides self-service ticket sales, 24 hours a day via 1-866-448-7849. Tickets may also be purchased here online.

Ticket Prices: $25•$35•$45•$55

Discount Ticket Rates

Special Flash 30% Ticket Offer

A special flash 30% ticket sale is in effect from from Wednesday, April 11 through Monday, April 16 with promotion code (FLASH18).   This sale offer is available to see  Turandot on April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey. This special sale may not be combined with other discounts.

The flash sale ticket offer is 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. This special ticket offer must be requested before the purchase with the promotion code (FLASH18).

Bring the Family to the Opera Discount Ticket Rates

The following Bring the Family to the Opera initiative’s discount tickets are available March 8 through April 22, 2018 to see Turandot:

  • Children (12 years and younger) All tickets $10
  • Seniors 10% off any regularly priced ticket (May not be combined with other offers)

This discount is only available for purchase on the specific dates shown to see Turandot on April 22, 2018.

  • 40% off list price on $55, $45 tickets only. Promotion code (Turandot). March 8, 9, and 10, 2018

Special tickets offers are not available online. To order tickets, call 201-227-1030 or visit the theatre’s box office, located at 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ. Mention the special discount offers before purchasing a ticket.

Box Office Hours

The theatre’s box office is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey. The box office opens Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The box office also opens two hours before performances and during all shows until the program begins.

Group Rates

Group discounts are available on $55 and $45 tickets only with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets. For special group rates only, contact Ms. Hawks at riagrace[at] This discount is not available online.


The theatre is handicapped accessible. Designated handicapped parking spaces are available. For further information about bergenPAC’s Accessibility Services, contact the theatre’s Americans With Disabilities Coordinator at (201) 816-8160, extension 31.