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.
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.
La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) Cast and Production ListLast 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
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
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La forza del destino Performance and Ticket InformationLast Updated on 2016-10-28 00:30:37Hillside 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.)
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!
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 ReleaseLast Updated on 2016-10-01 20:28:34Verismo 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 »