Verismo Opera’s Initiative Keeps the Art Form Accessible & Affordable
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, February 22, 2013, 02:36 PM EST
The NJ Association of Verismo Opera is implementing the Keeping the Arts Accessible initiative to introduce children to grand opera, to allow families to attend, and to keep art forms such as opera available and affordable to people.
“We want to introduce children to this art form and give extended families, senior citizens, and individuals the opportunity to experience the thrill of seeing grand, verismo opera performed as the composers intended. Our goal is to make opera performances and productions accessible and affordable to more people with this initiative,” said Lucine Amara, Artistic Director, Verismo Opera.
Two special discount ticket offers are available only six days in March and April to see on April 21 Verismo Opera’s premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and the company’s new production of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
The company is offering 35% off on March 7, 8, and 9 (code PS2) and 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 www.bergenpac.org or in person at the bergenPAC. The bergenPAC box office is open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For further information, call (201) 227-1030 or toll free at 1-888-PACSHOW.
Verismo Opera continues its tradition of introducing and educating youngsters about the joy of fine music. The company has established a reduced ticket rate of $10 for children, ages 12 and under, to see Gianni Schicchi and I Pagliacci. The company is offering a special ticket rate for senior citizens now through April 21, 2013 to see the productions of 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) 227-1030 or toll free 1-888-PACSHOW