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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.
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
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.
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.
Listen as NJ Ballet Company members Gabrielle Noa Pierson and Andrew Notarileas chat about preparing for an upcoming two week run of The Nutcracker at Mayo PAC, well as insight from Artistic Director, Paul McRae, and Director Carolyn Clark.
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/
Before the Gingerbread Castle was envisioned, the site of the castle was one of New Jersey’s early industrial locations, home to Joseph Sharp’s Iron Works which dated back to 1768. The Mill was constructed in 1808 as a grain mill and operated continuously until 1943.It was purchased by F.H. Bennett in 1921 and renamed Wheatsworth Mills in 1927. The business was sold to Nabisco in 1931, again in 1937 to Canterbury Mills, and then again to the Plastoid Company in 1943. In the 1960s, Plastoid constructed a new factory in on an adjacent site, but continued to use the historic 19th century mill building as offices through the 1980s. The Gingerbread Castle was originally the centerpiece of an amusement park built around 1930 adjacent to Wheatsworth Mill by then-owner F.H. Bennett. F.H. ...
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)