- published: 13 May 2014
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Meet husband and wife team of Joseph Pucciatti and Sandra Milstein-Pucciatti, the founders of Central New Jersey's thriving Boheme Opera Company. One of their first performances took place in a church parking lot in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. 25 years later, the company presents 2 fully staged operas each season, along with various innovative outreach and educational programs.
Act 4 - Duet and Finale (Stacylyn Bennett as Mimi, Edgar Jaramillo as Rodolfo, Justyna Giermola as Musetta, Jonathan Scott as Marcello, Kevin Grace as Shaunard, and Hyong Sik Jo as Colline.) With the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, directed by Evelyn La Quaif, Lucine Amara, and conducted by Anthony Morss.
The NJ State Opera returned to Newark and historic Symphony Hall with a star studded performance of "Porgy and Bess." STATE OF THE ARTS producer Eric Schultz meets cast members during a rehearsal. Gregg Baker (Porgy), a football player before turning to the opera stage, has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera and sung the role of Porgy around the world. Laquita Mitchell (Bess) is a 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Prize Winner. Baker and Mitchell sing some of the operas, and Gershwins, best know songs, including "Summertime," "My Man is Gone Now," and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now." Watch more stories from State of the Arts, listen to podcasts and more on our website: http://www.njn.net/arts/
State of the Arts producer Eric Schultz takes a look at Opera New Jerseys (formerly the New Jersey Opera Theater) semi-staged performance of Guiseppi Verdis last opera, Falstaff in this 2006 story. Verdi came out of retirement at the age of 80 to write the opera, widely regarded as one of greatest comic operas ever written. It was inspired by his friend Arigo Boitos libretto, largely based on Shakespeares Merry Wives of Windsor. Also visit: www.Opera-NJ.org Watch stories from past episodes of State of the Arts, listen to podcasts and more on our Web site: http://www.njn.net/artsculture/
For more than three weeks, members of Opera New Jersey are living at Meadow Lakes, a senior living community in Hightstown. The unusual arrangement is a swap: opera staff are given free accommodation, food and practice space, while residents have the opportunity to sit in on the company's 12-hour daily rehearsals for statewide performances of 'Die Fledermaus.' Performers say their final production benefits from a closer relationship between the cast and crew, while residents appreciate the daily performances. (Video by Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger)
Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 – 29 October 2003) was an Italian tenor who had a major international opera career between 1951 and 1976. Associated in particular with the spinto and dramatic tenor roles of the Italian repertory, he was celebrated universally for his powerhouse voice, electrifying top notes, clear timbre, passionate singing and remarkable performances. Dubbed the "Prince of tenors", Corelli possessed handsome features and a charismatic stage presence which endeared him to audiences. He had a long and fruitful partnership with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1961 and 1975. He also appeared on the stages of most of the major opera houses in Europe and with opera companies throughout North America
http://howellacademy.com - Howell Academy of Dance is a dance school in Monmouth County with locations in Howell New Jersey and home of the award winning Diamond Dancers offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, pointe, musical theatre and breakdancing.
Scott Conner is a unique performer in the Opera New Jersey company. For the festival's three-week summer season, he portrays two distinct roles in two different productions - Cinderella (La Cenerentola) and La Traviata. (Video by John Munson and Peggy McGlone)
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