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Discounts Offered For Verismo Opera In Englewood

Verismo Opera presents "Lucia di Lammermoor" with discounted tickets for children and seniors.
Verismo Opera presents "Lucia di Lammermoor" with discounted tickets for children and seniors. Photo Credit: Marilyn Monsanto

The house opera company at bergenPAC in Englewood is offering discount tickets for children and seniors for a limited time to its latest production, "Lucia di Lammermoor."

Verismo Opera offers 40% off on $55 and $45 tickets for the Oct. 18 performance, available from Sept. 10-12 only.

A second offer of 30% off the same seats through the Bring the Family to the Opera program is available from Oct. 1-3.

Senior citizens buying regular-priced tickets on non-sale dates are entitled to a 10% discount for the final performance of the company's 26th season, while children 12 and under get $10 off.

The discounted tickets must be bought at bergenPAC’s box office, 30 North Van Brunt Street, or by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHO W.

Group discounts are available on $55 and $45 tickets for a minimum purchase of 10. CALL: (201) 224-2809 .

"We want children and their families to enjoy and experience high-quality operatic performances that are affordable,” said Lucine Amara, Verismo's artistic director.

A dark, romantic tale of family honor, betrayal and madness, Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" is set in the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland in the 17th century. It will be sung in Italian in bel canto style, with projected English subtitles.

Coloratura soprano Hea-Ran Kim of Ridgewood has the role of Lucia.

Maestro Anthony Morss will conduct.

Street parking is available with designated handicapped parking spaces. Hearing assist systems can be obtained through the house manager in the lobby.

Verismo's 2015 season was made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey Council on the Arts through grants administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Other supporters include Children’s Aid Foundation, Robert J. Campbell, MD, Cesare L. Santeramo, KSJ, Paul Weiss Matching Fund, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Inc., Mary Casella Briggs Fund, and Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund.

MORE INFO: (201) 886-0561 or www.verismopera.org

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