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Verismo Opera to Perform

I Pagliacci & Gianni Schicchi at bergenPAC

Discount Ticket Rates Available April 4, 5, 6

           

         Clowns are featured in the NJ Association of Verismo Opera’s (Verismo Opera) new productions of Gianni Schicchi and I Pagliacci. The Fort Lee based opera company will present a double bill of Giacomo Puccini’s dark comedy Gianni Schicchi and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s tale of an actor’s jealous passions and the tragic consequences in I Pagliacci will be performed on Sunday, April 21, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street,in Englewood, New Jersey.

         Under Artistic Director Lucine Amara, one of the Metropolitan Opera’s luminary performers, Verismo Opera will present the one-act operas fully staged with a live orchestra.  “Tired of ‘modernism’? Want to see period costumes and sets along with great acting and singing? Join us for our lavish productions of Gianni Schicchi and I Pagliacci. If you miss them, you’ll be sorry,” said Amara.

         Verismo Opera’s Stage Director/General Manager http://fortlee.patch.com/articles/verismo-opera-s-la-quaif-in-china">Evelyn La Quaif directs the new productions. For the first time, Chorus Director Mara Waldman will conduct the company’s orchestra in its premiere of Gianni Schicchi.  Internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director Anthony Morss will conduct I Pagliacci.

In these productions, Verismo Opera depicts verismo in its purest form, showing the savagery of the people during this violent era.  With all the antics in Gianni Schicchi, I dare you to keep a straight face! The performances are so real, you won't want the curtain to close,” said La Quaif.

The performances will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.  A complete cast will perform in period costumes designed by Bergen County costumers Catherine Mirabella and Barbara Konig.

 

Special Discount Ticket Rates

         The company is offering 30% off on April 4, 5, and 6 (code PS3) on tickets priced $55 and $45 ONLY. These special discount ticket offers may be purchased online at or in person at the bergenPAC. The bergenPAC box office is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

         Children, ages 12 and under, are eligible to receive a $10 ticket to see Gianni Schicchi and I Pagliacci. Senior citizens, ages 65 and over, purchasing regular-priced tickets on non-sale dates are entitled to a 10% discount.   For further information about the special discounted children’s or senior discount tickets, call (201) 227-1030or toll free 1-888-PACSHOW.  

         Group discounts are available on $55 and $45 tickets only with a minimum purchase of ten tickets. Call Verismo Opera at 201-224-2809 for further information about the group discount rate. This rate is not available online.

         Regularly priced tickets may be purchased at any time online, through the bergenPAC box office, and by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.

 

Cast Announced

Gianni Schicchi

Brian B. Carter……………….Schicchi

Jasmine Thomas………………Lauretta

Natasha Novitskaia……………Zita

Oswaldo Iraheta……………….Rinuccio

Youngchul Park……………….Gherardo

Jennifer Hoffmann…………….Nella

Andrew Appel…………………Gherardino

Andrew Hiers………………….Betto

Ryan Allen…………………….Simone

Glenn Friedman……………….Marco

Marie Anello…………………..La Ciesca

Harry Dworchak……………….Spinelloccio

Michael Janaros………………..Notary

James Moy……………………..Guccio

William Ramey…………………Pinellino

 

 

I Pagliacci

Pedro Rosales ………………….Canio

Rene Rivera …………………….Nedda

Ron Loyd………………………..Tonio

Youngchul Park…………………Beppe

Kian Freitas……………………...Silvio

James Moy………………………A Villager

Trevor Dublin…………………...A Villager

Marenda Perry…………………..A Villager

 

 

         For more information about Verismo Opera, visit its web site, join its Facebook page or follow the company on Twitter @NJVerismoOpera.



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