Archive for 'Opera'

Beautiful Singing, Indeed: Bellini’s “Norma” with Verismo Opera at bergenPAC

Beautiful Singing, Indeed: Bellini’s “Norma” with Verismo Opera at bergenPAC

October 23, 2018—Celebrate National Opera Week with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's production of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera, "Norma," on Sun, October 28 in Englewood. [...]

Westminster’s CoOPERAtive Operatic Arias Concerts

Westminster’s CoOPERAtive Operatic Arias Concerts

July 10, 2018—School may be out for the summer, but Westminster Choir College’s CoOPERAtive Program is definitely in session and ready for several performances of their Operatic Arias concerts. [...]

Puccini’s Last Opera Makes its First Appearance at Verismo Opera

Puccini’s Last Opera Makes its First Appearance at Verismo Opera

April 17, 2018—In Beijing, there’s a beautiful princess, Turandot. If any man wants to marry her, he has to correctly answer her three riddles. If he fails, then he loses his [...]

Kevin Maynor on Bringing Wagner’s Masterpiece to New Jersey

Kevin Maynor on Bringing Wagner’s Masterpiece to New Jersey

March 15, 2018—Even if you don’t know anything about opera, you’ve heard “Ride of the Valkyries” – it’s been bouncing around pop culture for generations, appearing in everything from Bugs Bunny cartoons to [...]

Timely Content, Timeless Music – Montclair State University Opera Workshop: Crime—and Punishment?

Timely Content, Timeless Music – Montclair State University Opera Workshop: Crime—and Punishment?

December 05, 2017—On December 9, Montclair State University presents “Crime—and Punishment?” a workshop performance by students featuring opera excerpts from four seemingly very different operas. [...]

Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Opera at Rutgers

Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Opera at Rutgers

November 15, 2017—Did you know that Beethoven wrote an opera? Just one opera in his 56-year life, despite composing a slew of other works. And this weekend, Opera at Rutgers presents [...]

“Quixote” at Peak Performances

“Quixote” at Peak Performances

March 16, 2017—The New York Times has called Amy Beth Kirsten “wondrously eclectic.” The New Haven-based composer and librettist has a new work, “Quixote,” created with director Mark DeChiazza and the [...]

“The Barber of Seville” at Boheme Opera: Cue Famous Music, Hilarity and Happily-Ever-After

“The Barber of Seville” at Boheme Opera: Cue Famous Music, Hilarity and Happily-Ever-After

January 24, 2017—BONJ presents Rossini’s hilarious "The Barber of Seville" in a semi-staging sung in English, featuring a rising-star cast, members of the Boheme Opera Orchestra and Men’s Chorus. [...]

A New Irish Opera, “Hunger”

A New Irish Opera, “Hunger”

November 16, 2016—“Hunger” is a new work based on old Irish songs and first-hand accounts of Ireland’s Great Famine of 1845-1852. It’s an opera in the sense that it tells a [...]

The Ultimate Whodunit — Light Opera of New Jersey Presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

The Ultimate Whodunit — Light Opera of New Jersey Presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

July 05, 2016—Complete the tale that Charles Dickens never finished. It's up to you to decide who's the murderer! There'll be plenty of audience participation and a surprise ending every [...]