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Verismo Opera Launches 23rd Season Love, Comedy, Obsession & Tragedy. Open Auditions to Be Held at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ

December 10, 2012 | By Luhrs & Associates


(Fort Lee, New Jersey; December 10, 2012) -- The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the only grand, professional opera company based in northern New Jersey, is celebrating its 23rd year with the launch of its new season -- Love, Comedy, Obsession and Murder.

Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara invites soloists to audition for all roles in the company’s new productions of Ruggiero Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci and Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi to be performed on Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. and Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Suor Angelica on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.

Open auditions will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the bergenPAC in the Cabaret Room, 30 North Van Brunt Street. Boys, nine to eleven years of age, with a soprano voice are invited to apply for the role of Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi. The application deadline is December 31, 2012.

An accompanist will be provided. For an audition appointment, call 201-562-5666 or 201-886-0561 or click here to send an e-mail.

Applicants must submit a bio, resume, a current photo and an audio file, preferably in a MP3 format or on a CD, by the application deadline to Verismo Opera Inc., P.O. Box 3024, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024-9024 or click here to send an e-mail.

About New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) has been a part of the New Jersey music scene since 1989. The opera company, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, is the only professional opera company in Bergen County and northern New Jersey. The organization provides performing opportunities for young musicians and artists and sponsors an annual vocal competition held in November with finals generally conducted in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, drawing artists from all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company also organizes opera workshops and concerts and offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions in the Bergen County, New Jersey community.

Verismo Opera is recognized for providing up and coming performing artists with the training to attain a successful operatic career. Several singers, notably Richard Hobson, Frank Poretta, Emmanuel di Villarosa, James Valenti and Irina Rindzuner of the Metropolitan Opera, started their road to success by performing in its productions.

For more information about Verismo Opera, click to visit it web site, follow the company on Facebook at, or call (201) 886-0561.





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