The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera continues its 29th season in 2018 with the debut of Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic opera, Turandot. Artistic Director Lucine Amara announces Verismo Opera presents this grand opera on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey.

Give the Gift of Turandot

Are opera lovers on your holiday giving list? Surprise them with tickets to see Turandot! The production portrays both ancient China and the opera’s namesake princess, Turandot, in four acts. Don’t miss the intense drama and beautiful music of Puccini’s Turandot. True love can conquer sacrifice, hate, and vengeance, while ultimately, melt a cold, cold heart.

Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif, a prominent vocal and master class teacher in the New York City region, directs the fully staged production. Under the baton of Principal Conductor Lucy Arner, the Verismo Opera Orchestra performs Giacomo Puccini’s most famous arias and duets. Chorus Director Michael Wittenburg joins the company again to lead the Verismo Opera Chorus.

Presented in three acts, Verismo Opera’s new production of Puccini’s last work features traditional staging and magnificent Sormani designed sets.  In addition, the opera, completed by Franco Alfano, uses a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simon.

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera uses Sormani sets in the new production of Turandot.

Sormani sets appear in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s Turandot.

The entire cast appears in period costume.  Furthermore, the opera is sung is Italian with English supertitles.

Tickets for Turandot

Purchase tickets at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. Contact the box office at 201-227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.  The box office hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m and Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Also, buy tickets conveniently online.

Furthermore, the box office opens two hours before a performance. In addition, to purchase tickets via phone at other times, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or through their completely automated phone line for self-service ticket sales, 24 hours a day via 1-866-448-7849.

Ticket Prices: $25•$35•$45•$55 (plus sales tax and fees).


The theatre is handicapped accessible. Designated handicapped parking spaces are available. Also, hearing assist systems are available upon request to the house manager in the lobby. For additional information about bergenPAC’s Accessibility Services, contact the theatre’s Americans With Disabilities Coordinator at (201) 816-8160, extension 31.

The 29th season is made possible, in part, with funds provided by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Furthermore, other supporters include Children’s Aid Foundation, Robert J. Campbell, MD, and Cesare L. Santeramo, KSJ.  In addition, Paul Weiss Matching Fund, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Inc., and Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund support the new season.