ON TOUR IN THE REGION
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.
Here is where Boheme has appeared so far in its 26th season:
Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 2pm: World’s Greatest 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, Warminster, PA
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
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.