Verismo Opera Opens 2018 Bring the Family to the Opera in March

turandot_verismo83act3The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), resumes in March the Bring the Family to the Opera initiative.  This well-received program introduces children and the extended family to live, fully staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended.

On March 8, 9, and 10, the program’s 40% off special ticket rate on $55 and $45 tickets with promotion code (TURANDOT) goes on sale to see Giacomo Puccini’s spectacular work, Turandot.  The opera performs on April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.  Continue reading

B-THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW

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Sunday, January 14th at 2pm & 5 pm at BergenPAC

B-The Underwater Bubble Show takes place in colorful underwater world of Bubblelandia. After another long day full of meetings and deadlines, Mr. B finds himself transported to a magical world that’s inhabited by seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and more. They carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

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Fine Jewelry Holiday Show

377065_463135453717178_1341794373_nDecember 10th at Noon at BergenPac located at 30 N. Van Brunt Street in Englewood.

Jewelry designer Norma Wellington will present her Fine Jewelry Holiday Show and Sale to benefit the scholarship fund at the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC with a special reception noon to 6 PM at the Sandy Bennett Gallery at the theater. Twenty-five percent of sales from the fundraiser will go to the school.

Nutcraker Ballet at Bergen PAC

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Nothing says “holiday magic” better than the classic Nutcracker. New Jersey Ballet has been bringing this production to families for more decades. The troupe of professional dancers have all studied in the world’s finest academies and toured on every continent. Audiences will be delighted when the theater lights go down and the magical toys come alive on stage.

  • December 2, 2017 1:00 PM
  • December 2, 2017 4:30 PM
  • December 3, 2017 1:00 PM 
  • December 3, 2017 4:30 PM

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Bring the Family to the Opera

DSC_6574From Italy to China, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 2017-2018 season spans the globe with performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot. On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Verismo Opera brings to the stage again Puccini’s Tosca set in Italy with Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa’s libretto in four acts based upon Victorien Sardou’s drama, La Tosca.

The grand opera company premieres Puccini’s extravagant portrayal of both ancient China and the opera’s namesake princess, Turandot, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey, presents these productions at the theatre at 3:00 p.m.

The company is known for realistic portrayals of everyday life in its productions. “These traditional operas present realism and remain true to the original with the music, grand sets, and beautiful costumes. Both operas introduce another generation to the magnificent splendor of complete, professional productions,” said Lucine Amara, Artistic Director, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera.

Under the baton of Principal Conductor and Music Director Lucy Arner, a live orchestra accompanies the performance of Tosca. General Manager/Stage Director Evelyn La Quaif directs the fully staged opera, with Chorus Director/Associate Conductor Michael Wittenburg leading the Verismo Opera Chorus. The principals and the Verismo Opera Chorus perform in Italian with English supertitles provided for the audience. Continue reading

Open House: An Afternoon of Aida

dsc_3177The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), will hold its annual winter Open House on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  The annual event will be held at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey at 2:00 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, the Open House will be held the following week on Saturday, January 21 at the same time and location. Continue reading

Swoon-worthy

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November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm Bergen Performing Arts Center

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Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone – Universally regarded as one of Rock and Roll’s finest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! Star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are the stuff of legend, deftly delivering a broad palette of music, all gems that, through his voice, defined a generation. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is a must-see concert experience ideal for Fairs, Festivals, Casinos, Performing Arts Centers, Symphony Halls and Private Events. Rock’s premiere raconteur packs plenty of puns but pulls no punches with his music. Peter Noone is the real deal. Over 60 million records sold!

The Buckinghams – For the past two and a half decades, The Buckinghams have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals). Their show is filled with harmony, spontaneity, humor, and a musical strength that appeals to not only their loyal fans, but forges new links with younger generations as well. The Buckinghams deliver a spectacular live show that includes their Billboard Top 40 hits, and a mix of audience’s sizzling favorites from the pop & rock charts of the 1960’s and early 1970’s

MUTTS GONE NUTS: CANINE CABARET

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Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!

November 6th at the Bergen Performing Arts Center 

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HAUNTED ILLUSIONS @bergenpac

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October 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Bergen Performing Arts Center

As seen on NBC’s, America’s Got Talent!You’ll be stunned and amazed as master illusionist David Caserta has people levitating, disappearing, and reappearing right before your eyes.

You will witness never before seen illusions that have been created just for this show. Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other.

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic!

MET Opera’s Richard Bernstein to Perform in @NJVerismoOpera’s ‘Rigoletto’ @BergenPAC

richard_bernstein-1475463873-3179The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless classic, Rigoletto, replete with beautiful music at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC).  Last performed by the company in 2010 at bergenPAC, Verismo Opera performs this important work of the operatic repertoire on Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m., at the theatre, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey U.S.A.  Continue reading