Public Outreach


Boheme is now bringing its opera magic to libraries and adult communities throughout the region.  Dates are being planned in spring 2015 to learn more about the music and history of an art form that is attracting more young artists and professionals than ever.  Most presentations feature live performances.

Boheme is widening geographic reach in its 26th season:

  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 2pm:  World’s Great Arias, Ewing Public Library
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 1pm:  Mozart Program, Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ  08831    (732) 521-5000
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 10:30am: Mozart Program, Ann’s Choice, 30000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA  18974
  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 3pm: Monroe Township Senior Center: The Jewish Experience in Opera
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 – Time TBA:  World’s Greatest Arias, West Windsor Public Library
  • Monday, November 12, 2014 – 1pm:  Carmen & French Opera, Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ  08831   (732) 521-5000
  • Monday, December 10, 2014 – 1pm:  Wagner Program, Monroe Township Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, NJ  08831   (732) 521-5000
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – 7:00pm: Boheme Opera NJ & La Boheme, Grand Colonial, Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County, presented by BONJ Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 7:15pm: World’s Great Arias, Springpoint at Meadow Lakes, 300 Etra Road, East Windsor, NJ  08520
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 7pm: Concert at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173, Hampton, NJ  08827
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 – 7pm: Puccini Program, Princeton Library
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 10:30am: French Program, Ann’s Choice Community, 30000 Anns’ Choice Way, Warminster, PA  18974

Some Boheme Opera Outreach Artists:

Soprano Eve Edwards has performed over 35 leading roles in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, including Mimi, Violetta, Desdemona, Pamina, Butterfly, Donnas Anna and Elvira and Suor Angelica, with the Amato Opera, Delphi Opera, Amici Opera, Delaware Valley Opera Company, Concert Operetta Theater, Center Stage Opera, Blue Planet Opera, Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater and more.
Bass-Baritone Edward Bogusz  Edward’s career began in Italy for two years of study and performance, where he was a coaching and opera student of the incomparable basso Italo Tajo. Returning to this country, he began singing as guest artist with many of the prestigious orchestras and opera companies in the USA. He has appeared with San Francisco Opera, Virginia Opera, Mississippi Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Buffalo Opera, and, for twelve seasons, with Des Moines Metro Opera, where he sang over 25 roles in well over 150 performances. One of the popular singers to appear with Boheme Opera, he has sung in 14 productions with that company including a record four portrayals of “Sacristan ” (Tosca) in 4 different venues. This year, he returns to the title role Don Pasquale, which he first sang in 1991 with Boheme. Mr. Bogusz’s repertoire encompasses well over 100 operatic as well as nearly 80 oratorio-concert roles.  In addition to his continued singing career, he is a producer (Philadelphia’s Ed Bogusz and Friends), coach, teacher and adjudicator within the opera field.
Tenor Christopher Hodson holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music from Western Michigan University.  His operatic roles include Sam in Floyd’s Susannah, Pelleas in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande, Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites, Azael in Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue, the title role in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle, Frederick in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff and Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight.  In addition to his opera experience, Mr. Hodson has also appeared as tenor soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the American Classical Orchestra under the direction of Tom Crawford, Mozart’s Requiem, Arvo Part’s Passio with the Michigan Bach Collegium, Handel’s Messiah and Howell’s Requiem.
Baritone Charles Schneider from New Jersey, has enjoyed a thriving operatic career of performing ove3r 30 roles in more than 15 opera houses on the regional and local level. He has sung roles with The Lyric Orchestra, The Princeton Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera New York, The OK Mozart Festival, Concert Operetta Theatre of Philadelphia, Anchorage Opera and Opera Iowa, among others.  Some of his most recent roles include:  Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Michele (Il Tabarro), Belcore (L’elisir d’Amore) and Hal in the world premiere of Grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen’s Picnic.  He has sung solo song recitals in North Carolina, New Jersey and in Merkin Hall and The Liederkranz in New York City.  A frequent performer of oratorio, Mr. Schneider has appeared as a bass soloist with Ensembles including The North Carolina Symphony, The New York City Symphony of Viols, The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, The Greensboro Choral Society, Wagner College and The Princeton University Chorus.  Mr. Schneider currently serves as an adjunct professor of voice at Westminster School of the Arts of Rider University and the Lawrenceville School.  He resides in Bucks County, PA with his wife, soprano Amanda Lee and their 18-month old son, Charles VI.