Welcome to Central Jersey’s opera family and our growing website. We love the music, the voices, the stories, the characters, the spectacle and the world behind the stages of opera theater. Let Boheme Opera NJ transport you to somewhere exotic, mystical, magical, poignant or just plain fun – discover regional opera at its best!_______________________________________________________
26th Anniversary Season Kicks Off with a Free Concert! “VOICES FOR A SUMMER EVENING” Bordentown’s Joseph Lawrence Park 317 Ward Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505 THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 at 7PM
Starring Soprano Sungji Kim, Tenor Christopher Hodson and Baritone Charles Schneider, with pianist Sandra Milstein-Pucciatti
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket on the grass, or gather with your friends at picnic tables under the performance canopy. Enjoy well-known gems from such works as Rigoletto, La Traviata, Carmen, La Boheme, The Barber of Seville, South Pacific, Carousel, West Side Story, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Co-sponsored by Bordentown Township, Sid and Charyl Morginstin and People Papers.
Meet the talented singers on our “Season” page!
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: JULY 24
The Boheme Opera NJ Chorus sang the National Anthem at Trenton Thunder on Thursday, July 24, 7pm game. Arm & Hammer Ballpark was packed to hear our stirring a cappella rendition of the Anthem. Fireworks followed the game that was won by the Trenton Thunder over the Binghamton Mets! _____________________________________________________
Preview of 26th Season Major Events:
The Jewish Experience in Opera Headlined by Tenor Benjamin Warschawski and Friends – Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 3:00pm, Monroe Township Senior Center – Ticket Information Soon Available
Christmas Memories of Bygone Years: A Good Ole-Fashioned Holiday in Carol and Song - Friday, December 12, 2014 – 7:00pm, Grounds For Sculpture East Gallery
Love’s Music from the Opera Stage - Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7:30pm, Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University
Friday, April 24, 8pm & Sunday, April 26, 4pm Kendall Main Stage Theatre at The College of New Jersey
A Proud Look Back at our Milestone 25th!
Our 25th Anniversary Season was quite exciting, with our largest audiences since 2009, expanded outreach activity that took us to several new venues in Central New Jersey and Bucks County, and continued exploration into virtual design and animation on our main stage.
We brought a celebration of Verdi’s 200th Birthday to Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium.
Our Reunion Operathon, featuring 13 main stage artists from Boheme Opera’s history with live-broadcast and commentary by WWFM The Classical Network, was one of the most unique events to be seen and heard in the region in years.
Our LA TRAVIATA attracted the largest audiences since we moved our productions to Kendall Main Stage Theatre on the campus of The College of New Jersey. Here were some highlights:
- Spectacular Principal Cast
- Exciting performances by Boheme Opera Orchestra and Chorus
- Cinematic Digital Set Design and Animation
- State-of-the-Art Lighting
- Original Costumes, Makeup and Choreography
- Updating of characterization to give a new “fashionista” look at the legendary Violetta Valery and her world
We succeeded in our first Kickstarter fundraising effort, entitled Virtual Stages: Boheme Opera NJ’s New Vision, reaching and surpassing our goal on July 6. We thank the Kickstarter community and our backers for their support and belief in the project.
SILVER SEASON SPONSORS:
STARK & STARK
ATTORNEYS AT LAW