Welcome to Central Jersey’s opera family! 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, provocative, passionate, poignant or just plain fun – discover regional opera at its best!
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Fall Concert: Sunday, September 25 – 4:00pm
Mercer County Italian American Festival
Main Amphitheater in Mercer County Park
Soprano Michele Sexton, Former Miss New Jersey
Tenor Peter Scott Drackley, First Prize Winner of the Mario Lanza New York Competition
Read about these artists on our Public Outreach Page!
Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 3pm – in English [second performance tba]
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor – Friday, April 7, 2017 – 8pm AND Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3pm – sung in Italian with projected English supertitles
More outreach events than ever. Visit our “Public Outreach” page to find out what free events will attract you and your friends to our 28th Anniversary Season. Discover the amazing world of opera and meet the next generation of opera artists and professionals!
BOHEME OPERA COMPLETES 27TH SEASON
Fall 2015 featured new semi-staging of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.
Spring 2016 brought a sizzling fully-staged production of Bizet’s fiery Carmen to the main stage.
If you were there…
Our Annual Gala on October 24, 2015 at the beautiful Mercer Oaks Golf Course and Catering in Princeton Junction, NJ was a wonderful success. It was a very special evening to kick off our Spanish-themed season with our FANTASIA DE ESPAÑA, celebrating our new fiery production of Georges Bizet’s CARMEN!
Our gala honoree was WWFM The Classical Network, 2014 Recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award.
The highlight of the event was a memorable Flamenco Trio performance, featuring nationally-known guitarist Cristian Puig, dancer Marilia Quevedo from Argentina and dancer Elisabet Torras Aguilera from Spain.
We applaud our 27th Season Gala Sponsors and Donors, who helped to make our October 24, 2015 event so unique and memorable!
GRANADA SPONSOR: Haldeman Lexus
- Church Brick
- Jim & Lynne Faridy
- Dominick & Marianne Mazzagetti
- Pisauro, Levy & Palumbo
- David & Helen Steinberg
- Joseph & Mary Zalescik
- Italian American National Hall of Fame – Cav. Carl H. Carabelli, President
- Dr. Frank Campo & Vivien Pepe
- Susan Gleeksman
- Jeffrey B. Hill
- Samuel & Jacqueline Lenox
- Mary Kay and Charles Metcalf
- Howard & Tina Zogott
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.
We succeeded in our first Kickstarter fundraising effort in 2014, entitled Virtual Stages: Boheme Opera NJ’s New Vision, reaching and surpassing our goal. We thank the Kickstarter community and our backers for their support and belief in the project. We are planning a new project for another Kickstarter project in 2017 – stay tuned!
Funding for Boheme Opera NJ programs is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State – celebrating 50 years improving the quality of life in New Jersey through strategic support for the arts.
Boheme Opera NJ is a proud member of ArtPride New Jersey, MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Northern Burlington Regional Chamber of Commerce.