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VERISMO OPERA THANKS FANS WITH DISCOUNT TICKETS TO SEE LA TRAVIATA

Photo: Verismo Opera presents La Traviata.  Credit: Marilyn Monsanto
Photo: Verismo Opera presents La Traviata. Credit: Marilyn Monsanto

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces the grand opera company is thanking loyal fans for their support for 25 years by offering special discount ticket rates to see La Traviata.  The new production will be presented on April 6 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

Verismo Opera, one of the few remaining grand opera companies in the region, announces a special ticket rate of 30% off (use Code Tr2) is available only on March 13, 14, and 15, 2014 on tickets priced at $55 and $45 to see the company’s grand production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on April 6, 2014.  The performance begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey. 

Verismo Opera’s Bring the Family to the Opera program offers several discount ticket opportunities for everyone in the family—grandparents, grandchildren, parents, and more to attend and enjoy the performance.  Senior citizens, ages 65 and over, purchasing regular-priced tickets on non-sale dates are entitled to a 10% discountChildren, ages 12 and under, when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult to see La Traviata on April 6, 2014, are admitted for the special rate of $10. 

 

These special ticket offers are not available online and may be purchased only at the bergenPAC’s box office, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey, and by calling (201) 227-1030 or toll-free at 1-888-PACSHOW.  All special ticket offers must be requested before the purchase. 

 

Group discounts are available on $55 and $45 tickets only with a minimum purchase of 50 tickets.  For special group rates only, call 201-224-2809.  This discount is not available online.

This year, Verismo Opera celebrates its 25th season, Vive la France, and Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday with La Traviata.  This love story, shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding, will unfold on the stage under the direction of Stage Director and Canadian soprano Evelyn La Quaif.  The fully staged production will be presented with the cast singing in Italian.  English supertitles will be provided. 

A live orchestra will perform under the baton of Principal Conductor and Music Director Anthony Morss.  Chorus Director Mara Waldman will lead the Verismo Opera Chorus.  The cast will perform in period costumes designed by Catherine Mirabella and Barbara Konig.

The bergenPAC is handicapped accessible.  Hearing assist systems are available upon request at the bergenPAC to the house manager in the lobby.

The 2014 season is made possible, in part, with funds provided by the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grand funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.  Other supporters include the Children’s Aid Foundation, Robert J. Campbell, MD, Cesare L. Santeramo, KSJ, Mary Casella Briggs Memorial Fund, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, Inc., Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund, and Paul Weiss Matching Fund.

For more information about Verismo Opera, visit its web site, follow the company on Facebook or Twitter @NJVerismoOpera or call (201) 886-0561.

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