- 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.
Meet husband and wife team of Joseph Pucciatti and Sandra Milstein-Pucciatti, the founders of Centra 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. For more, visit StateoftheArtsNJ.com.
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/
La Donna e Mobile, which is from Rigoletto by Giuseppi Verdi, is performed by Joshua Benevento (tenor) and Warren Helms (piano) at the Villains and Victims! concert presented by the State Repertory Opera of New Jersey on April 22, 2012 at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey
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
JerseyArts.com's Jesse and Dave join Boheme Opera NJ at a rehearsal of Puccini's timeless love story, "La Bohème." Set in modern day, featuring digital sets and projected English supertitles, this production proves that opera doesn’t have to be stuffy. “La Bohème,” with the sparkle and excitement of Broadway (Hello! “RENT“ is based on this show!) and all the elements of contemporary theatre, is truly accessible and approachable. If you have never attended a live opera performance, this is the perfect production for you. On stage at TCNJ’s Kendall Mainstage Theater, “La Bohème” is an enduring story of love and friendship. Don’t miss this roller coaster of a tale!
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.