Boheme Opera NJ’s 24th Anniversary Season
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 – 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 – 4:00pm
Don Pasquale was last presented on the Boheme Opera main stage in its second season while the company was still in its fledgling years at Trenton Central High School’s Auditorium.
Starring in his return title role as the Don is Philadelphia bass-baritone Edward Bogusz. Joining him as his handsome nephew Ernesto is tenor David Gagnon, as the spoiled Norina is soprano Sunjgi Kim, and as the conniving Dr. Malatesta is baritone Kevin Grace.
This sparkling Donizetti comedy will be performed in English at The College of New Jersey’s Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall. Boheme’s popular pre-curtain talk will be hosted by Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti one hour before performances.
A new addition to Boheme’s season is opening night dinner, being offered at TCNJ’s 1855 Room prior to Saturday’s performance.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 4:00pm
Faust was last presented on the Boheme Opera main stage in its fifth season, the last production to be performed on the Trenton War Memorial Theater stage prior to its massive restoration in the mid-1990s. It was also the first production in Boheme’s history to offer projected English supertitles.
Starring in the title role is tenor Daniel Snyder, heard in 2010 for the company’s debut at TCNJ’s Kendall Main Stage Theatre as Cavaradossi in Tosca. Joining him as his visionary love, Marguerite, is soprano Kristin K. Vogel, just heard as Pamina in Boheme’s recent production of The Magic Flute. Making his Boheme Opera NJ debut as the suave and manipulative Mephistopheles is bass-baritone Frank Basile. Portraying Marguerite’s soldier-brother Valentin is baritone Daniel Sutin, well-known to Boheme Opera audiences in leading roles over the past decade. Rounding out the cast as the young Siebel is mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro, heard as Hansel in Boheme’s Hansel and Gretel last season.
This romantic-era Gounod classic will be performed in French with English supertitles at the Kendall Main Stage Theatre. Boheme’s popular pre-curtain talk will be hosted by Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti one hour before performances.
Returning with his spectacular virtual imagery and animation will be set artist and designer J. Matthew Root, joined by sound designer Jason Milstein and lighting designer Jerard Jonas.
Boheme’s opening night dinner will be offered again with a new menu at TCNJ’s 1855 Room prior to Saturday’s performance.
For information about how you can now purchase Boheme’s opening night on-campus dinners, visit our On-Campus Dinner page when you “Plan Your Experience”.
Tickets for Don Pasquale and Faust
www.tcnj.edu/boxoffice or call 609.771.2775, Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm & 6pm-8pm.