Opera in the State of New Jersey has something to shout about: a grass-roots company that has persevered through tough economic times to reach its silver milestone. On this auspicious occasion, the company will present an evening of vocal fireworks with Verdi’s 200 Birthday Concert on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm, to take place at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.
The four featured artists for the evening have sung internationally and include soprano Valerie Bernhardt, mezzo-soprano Galina Ivannikova, tenor Benjamin Warschawski and baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes. Their individual careers are indeed impressive with collective appearances in most of the country’s opera houses. Accompanied by the Boheme Opera Orchestra with Joseph Pucciatti on the podium, they will sing arias, duets and ensembles from Aida, IL Trovatore, Rigoletto, Otello, La Forza del Destino, Don Carlo and La Traviata.
Tickets are available online through homepage link on www.bohemeopera.com, by phone through Princeton University Ticketing at (609) 258-9220, M-F, 12-6pm, or in person at Princeton’s Frist Campus Center Box Office, 62 County Road 526, near corner of Washington and Faculty Roads in Princeton.