Do You Like the Opera?

by Press Release | Sep 23, 2007
Do You Like the Opera? New Jersey Opera is pleased to announce the 2008 repertoire and schedule for the winter opera and for the summer season.

A concert-staged production of Verdi’s Rigoletto will open in February to kick off the 2008 season with performances at three different major New Jersey venues. The first performance will take place on Friday, February 1 at The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts (Morristown); Rigoletto will next be performed at McCarter Theatre (Princeton) on Friday, February 8 and the final performance will take place on Sunday, February 10 at the State Theatre (New Brunswick). The world-class cast includes Richard Zeller (The Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Live from Lincoln Center and Opera de Bordeaux) in the title role, John Osborn (The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Berlin State Opera and Opéra National de Paris) as the Duke and Eglise Gutiérrez (Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, L’Ópera de Montreal, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Seattle Opera) as Gilda. Tickets to all performances are on sale now.

New Jersey Opera’s 2008 Summer Season will feature fully staged performances of Verdi’s timeless La Traviata, Rossini’s charming Cinderella (La Cenerentola) and Léhar’s sparkling The Merry Widow. The operas open on July 11 and the final performance will take place on July 27.

New Jersey Opera’s 2007 Summer Season was entirely sold out; patrons are encouraged to purchase their 2008 tickets early. Tickets for the operas will go on sale on October 15, 2007. In addition to the opera performances, New Jersey Opera will also present a children’s camp, arias and ensemble concerts, master classes and free preview concerts.

Furthermore, New Jersey Opera is pleased to announce that they will present Puccini’s La Bohème in February 2009. Additional details, including casting, performance locations, dates and times, will be announced in 2008.

For more information on these and other New Jersey Opera performances, please visit or call 609-799-7700.

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