ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera will hold its annual fall Open House and silent auction fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at bergenPAC in Englewood.
The public is invited to learn more about the 26-year-old opera company's upcoming season at this free event, which will feature vocalists performing solos from Verismo Opera's 2015 season and past productions.
Learn how to get involved at the non-profit opera company from it's biggest stars and volunteers, preview exhibits featuring memorabilia, costumes, and photos, as well as participate in a silent auction.
All funds from the auction will be used to support the volunteer chorus.
Ms. Amara, Verismo Opera Music Director/Principal Conductor Anthony Morss, Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif, Associate Conductor/Chorus Director Mara Waldman, and President Dr. James Garvin, MD will be on hand to discuss Verismo Opera’s mission, vision, and history, as well as to introduce the grand opera company’s new productions of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verismo Opera's premiere of Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda.
The company will perform Lucia di Lammermoor on October 18, 2015 and present La Gioconda on April 17, 2016. Both productions will begin at 3:00 p.m.
For further information about the program or Verismo Opera, call (201) 886-0561 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.