NJ Association of Verismo Opera Holding Auditions for Solo Roles in Gianni Schicchi & Chorus in I Pagliacci
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 11:49 AM EST
These grand operas will be performed on April 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey. For additional pay, vocalists are required to sing in the chorus of I Pagliacci. Jerseyites are especially wanted. For information, contact General Manager Evelyn La Quaif at 212-580-8519.
About NJ Association of Verismo Opera
The NJ Association of 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. Under Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, 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 offers affordable, highly professional operatic productions in the 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 the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org, join its Facebook page at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8 , follow the company on Twitter @NJVerismoOpera or call (201) 886-0561.