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Verismo Opera makes opera accessible to the public at reasonable prices through a community effort of professional musicians and singers. Supertitles in English are offered at each venue. Performances include costumes, sets, and a chamber orchestra in an intimate setting that brings the drama closer to the audience. This setting makes the opera experience more personal. In addition, Verismo Opera provides opportunities for aspiring and experienced singers to showcase their talent in a live theater setting.

We perform popular operas such as:  Carmen, La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Tosca, etc. as a contribution to the performing arts.  Some of our favorite opera composers include:  Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Donizetti, Wagner and Verdi.     

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini October 25 - December 7            Buy Tickets

 

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    These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2013 production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.  The photographers are:  Bernard Haisch, Gopal Penny and... More »

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    Scarpia, a favorite for John Minagro by Richard Freedman Vallejo Times-Herald "I was quite willing," Minagro said. And, apparently, impressive. "This... More »

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Tosca Gallery 2014, Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2014-11-25 22:25:44 These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2014 production of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. More »
Donate to Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2014-11-22 14:40:03 You can really help Verismo Opera by making a donation!  Our goal is to make opera accessible to the public at reasonable prices through a community effort of professional musicians and singers.  Ticket sales only cover a fraction of the cost of a production, so we rely on generous people like you to help us make up the difference.  All of our donations are funneled through the Mira Theatre Guild which is a non-profit 501(c)3, so you can even write your donation off of your taxes.  To make a donation, just make out the check to Mira Theatre Guild, write "donation for Verismo Opera" on the item line and send the check to: Verismo Opera 523 Mountain Meadows Dr. Fairfield, CA 94534 Thank you so much for your generosity!   Donors 2012-2014 Gre and Gail Allison, Robin, Arie-Donch, Mary Baxter, Anita Bigger, Marilyn Blake, Teresa Ellis and... More »
Tosca 2014, Times-Herald Last Updated on 2014-11-19 15:15:03 Scarpia, a favorite for John Minagro by Richard Freedman Vallejo Times-Herald "I was quite willing," Minagro said. And, apparently, impressive. "This tough-looking woman in a black leather came up, grabbed my shirt, and said, 'Tell me you singing professionally,'" said Minagro, laughing that she added "or I'll beat" a certain substance out of him. "That was one of the nicest compliments," he said. Yes, to answer her question, he was signing professionally — in this tidy little production called "Phantom of the Opera" for five years at the Curran Theatre. Obviously, the 66-year-old Walnut Creek resident is no stuffed shirt. "Karaoke is a lot of fun. It's a good experience to get in front of a crowd with no expectations," Minagro said. "You get to do something in a different form of... More »
Tosca Production List Last Updated on 2014-11-05 01:57:11 Tosca Cast Tosca: Vismaya Lhi, Eliza O’Malley, Suzanne Stadler, Kimberly Twesme Cavaradossi: Thomas Clark, Zolton DiBartolo, Frederick Winthrop Scarpia: Joe Kinyon, John Minagro, Tristan Robben Sacristan: Stephen Miller, Mark Nelson, Roger Smith Angelotti: Julio Ferrari, Don Hoffman, Mark Nelson Spoletta: James Gee, Paul Trombley Sciarrone: Don Hoffman, Mark Nelson Jailer: Mark Nelson, Paul Trombley Shepherd: Emma Boss, Dierdre Burke, Aydin Marchiel, Cristin Williams Chorus:  Georgina Argueta, Emma Boss, Dierdre Burke, Shreya Condamoor, Dee Hoover, Claudia Landivar, Nancy Schrock, Pamela Tibbitts, Cristin Williams Tosca Production Team Conductors: Jonathan Khuner, Michael Moran Stage Director: Frederick Winthrop Chorus Directors: Vismaya Lhi, Eliza O'Malley Dramaturge:  Cristina Arriola Lighting/Scenery/Props: Cristina Arriola, Roger Smith, Paul... More »
La Bohème Photo Gallery 2014, Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2014-11-02 23:01:18 These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2014 production of La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini.  Marsha Sims is the photographer. More »