The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces its nomination for Favorite Opera Company in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards.  Vote today!

This year, the annual awards program observes its tenth year honoring New Jersey’s vibrant, diverse arts organizations.  Discover Jersey Arts oversees the program.

Voters reside anywhere in the universe!  With ballots accessible online and easy to complete, arts lovers vote from any location in the universe and any time for their favorite local arts organizations.  Arts enthusiasts need not be New Jersey residents.  They may reside anywhere and vote for their favorite arts organization.

Vote for Favorite Opera Company

“The People’s Choice Award is a great honor.  The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera appreciates our peers voting for us again this year. In addition, we encourage opera lovers and newcomers to the art form to join us on April 22, 2018 to see our debut of Turandot at the Bergen Performing Arts Center and support Verismo Opera by voting in this

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

year’s awards competition. Furthermore, winning the award gives the company a distinctive place in the state,” said Artistic Director Lucine Amara.

Through the Jersey Arts Marketers’ network, peers nominated arts organizations across the state.  Several hundred arts groups across the state, including Verismo Opera, cast their votes and participated in the nominations process. Besides that, eleven arts districts and 116 organizations compete in 18 categories.  These include favorite opera company, music festival, art gallery, small theatre, and ballet company among others.

“Fans of the New Jersey arts scene are passionate and loyal, and for good reason,” said Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “This program has grown beyond our expectations, and that is a direct result of the distinctive, thriving arts industry in this state offering high- quality experiences all year round.”

Vote By February 20

Public voting runs through Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Cast your vote easily online.  Last year, people cast nearly 18,000 ballots. During this milestone year, Discover Jersey anticipates the completion and submission of even more ballots.

Besides voting, what else can you do?  Tell everyone you voted!  Also, share the link with other opera buffs, newbies, friends, colleagues, family members, and others who support the arts.

Cast yoru vote today in the 2018 People's Choice Awards.

Vote now for New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera as Favorite Opera Company in 2018 People’s Choice Awards.

“Our state is rich with cultural and artistic opportunities,” said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, co-sponsors of the Discover Jersey Arts program with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “The People’s Choice Awards provides an opportunity to showcase the abundance of creativity across New Jersey, celebrating both winners and nominees with spirit and passion.”

Furthermore, for a full list of nominees and categories, visit Discover Jersey Arts online.