Verismo Opera

 

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:  Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Donizetti, Wagner and Mozart.     

La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi, Nov. 18 - Dec.  10

                         

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  • Otello Gallery 2016, Verismo Opera Featured Photo Gallery Otello Gallery 2016, Verismo Opera Otello Gallery 2016, Verismo Opera

    These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2016 production of Otello by Giuseppe Verdi. The photographers are Marsha Sims, Bernard Haisch, and Steven Thuman. More »

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La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) Cast and Production List Last Updated on 2016-11-08 01:16:03 Donna Leonora: Paige Patrick, Jenifer Studley (der Torossian) Don Alvaro: Josh Bongers, Frederick Winthrop Don Carlo: Steve Zimmerman Melitone: Stephen Miller Padre Guardiano: Mark Nelson Preziosilla: Cecilia Cai, Liliane Cromer, Susan Thieme Curra: Tracy Descombes, Suzanne Fischer, Nancy Schrock Marquis de Calatrava: Mark Jonathon Nelson, Stephen Miller Trabucca: Dee Hoover, Nancy Schrock Acolyte: Joshua Petersen Ladies and Gentlemen of the Coro: Tracy Descombes, Suzanne Fischer, Dee Hoover, Terese Luckenbill, Robert McIvor, Brent Peterson, Nancy Schrock, Pamela Tibbitts and Cristin Williams Production Team Stage Director: Frederick Winthrop Conductor: Michael Moran Repetiteur: Galina Umanskaya, Michael Moran Supertitles: Lyssa Livingston Chorus Coordinator: Pamela Tibbitts Chorus Manager: Michael Moran Publicity, Webmaster, Photography and Graphic Design: Marsha Sims Programs:... More »
La forza del destino Performance and Ticket Information Last Updated on 2016-10-28 00:30:37 Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709, Brown Paper Tickets or call (707) 864-5508, Tickets $30 (general) $25 (seniors), $20 (students), free (under 12 yrs.) Buy Tickets November 18, Friday, 7:30pm November 20, Sunday, 2:00pm Bay Area Stage Theater, 515 Broadway St., Vallejo, CA 94990, Brown Paper Tickets or call (707) 864-5508, Tickets $20 (general) $15 (seniors and students), free (under 12 yrs.) Come and see us in our NEW venue: We're on Broadway! Easy access off I-80 (Tennessee St. exit), just 20 minutes north of Berkeley! Buy Tickets November 26, Saturday, 7:30pm November 27, Sunday, 2:00pm December 3, Saturday, 7:30pm December 4, Sunday, 2:00pm Sunset Music | Arts, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122, (cross street is Noriega) Tickets $25 (general) $20 (seniors) Information... More »
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) Press Release Last Updated on 2016-10-01 20:28:34 Verismo Opera Presents La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductor, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org A stray bullet from Don Alvaro’s gun accidentally kills Leonora’s father, activating an unstoppable chain of fateful misunderstandings for the star-crossed lovers, including merciless pursuits and murderous revenge – the result of the force of destiny. Next to Verdi’s heavenly music (with three famous arias), it is this depiction of the fury of chance, of the one split second that can change people's lives forever that makes this work one of the most fascinating and challenging in the Verdi repertory. Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709, Ticket... More »
Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci Gallery, Verismo Opera 2016 Last Updated on 2016-09-27 18:57:33 These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2016 production of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci. The photographers are Marsha Sims and Bernard Haisch. More »
Trovatore Gallery 2016, Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2016-09-27 18:54:34 These are photos that were taken during Verismo Opera's 2016 production of Il Trovatore. The photographer is Marsha Sims. More »