Boheme Opera NJ’s 25th Season!
Verdi’s 200th Birthday Concert
Saturday, October 26 – 8:00pm Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, Princeton University
Featuring four spectacular voices you won’t want to miss!
Soprano Valerie Bernhardt Mezzo Galina Ivannikova Tenor Benjamin Warschawski Baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes
With the Boheme Opera Orchestra Joseph Pucciatti, Conductor
Online tickets now available at: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=21394&pid=7554418
Phone orders will be taken beginning September 9 at (609) 258-9220
Get your seats today for the vocal fireworks!
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata:
Friday, March 28, 2014 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 3:00pm
Kendall Hall Main Stage Theatre The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts
Boheme Opera NJ comes full circle with Maestro Verdi’s legendary opera, the first fully-staged work to be mounted by the company in 1989. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, Boheme brings an outstanding cast, the Boheme Opera Orchestra and Chorus, professional dancers, and the return of stunning virtual sets by J. Matthew Root.
The work is the first grown-up opera about contemporary life and thus a milestone in opera history. With the creation of La Traviata, Verdi abandoned historical subjects, in search for an operatic subject for the Carnival of Venice in 1853. He and his librettist Francesca Maria Piave chose a play that had received rave reviews, based upon the great love of the young Alexander Dumas for a brilliant courtesan named Marie Duplessis, who sadly dies from tuberculosis in 1847. Dumas had published a novel about her, La Dame aux Camelias, deriving the popular play from it the following year. With its romantic realism aimed directly at the heart, Verdi’s La Traviata eventually became one of the top ten in Italy and after Verdi’s death, a regular in the repertoire of most international houses.
If you have never attended a live opera performance, this is a perfect beginning for you. You will be amazed at the number of young people on stage, as well as the quality of what you witness. Opera has changed – it no longer carries the perception of a venerable old art form. It has the sparkle and excitement of Broadway, with all the elements of contemporary theater.