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

Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci together, May 28 - June 25

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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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Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci Performance and Ticket Information Last Updated on 2016-06-22 00:13:21 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 May 28, Saturday, 7:30pm May 29, Sunday, 2:00pm   Bay Area Stage Theater, 515 Broadway St., Vallejo, CA 94990, Brown Paper Tickets or call (707) 864-5508, Tickets $30 (general) $25 (seniors), $20 (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 June 2, Thursday, 7:30pm ($12 discount tickets available at the door, piano only) June 4, Saturday, 7:30pm June 5, Sunday, 2:00pm June 9, Thursday, 7:30pm ($12 discount tickets available at the door, piano only) June 11, Saturday, 7:30pm June 12, Sunday, 2:00pm June 18, Saturday,... More »
Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci Cast and Production List Last Updated on 2016-06-15 01:48:05 Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini Conductor: Jonathan Khuner, Michael Moran, Mark Narins Gianni Schicchi: Julio Ferrari, Roger Smith, David Zelenka Lauretta: Marisa Lenhardt, Melissa Mallory, Emily Schmeichel-Frank, Cristin Williams Rinuccio: Darron Flagg, Taylor Thompson, Carmello Tringali Zita: Dee Hoover, Marsha Sims Gherardo: Jason Patrick, Taylor Thompson Nella: Tracy des Combes, Lyssa Livingston, Courtnee Rhone Simone: Norman Espinoza Betta: Susan Thieme Marco: James Gee Ciesca: Kate Bolton-Schmukler, Lyssa Livingston Notario: Nancy Schrock, Pamela Tibbitts Pinellino: Nancy Schrock, Pamela Tibbitts Spinelloccio: Jason Patrick, Nancy Schrock, Pamela Tibbitts Gherardino:  Jacob Harris, Terese Luckenbill, Jasmine Martinez Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo Conductor: Jonathan Khuner, Vismaya Lhi, Michael Moran Canio: Senen Bagos, Josh Bongers , Gregory Spear Tonio: Julio... More »
Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci Press Release Last Updated on 2016-06-12 22:15:12 Verismo Opera Presents Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini with Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free), $12 (Thursdays) Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Conductors, Mark Narins, Vismaya Lhi, Michael Moran Piano and Chamber Orchestra Company Information http://www.verismoopera.org   Enjoy a comedic romp through Gianni Schicchi with a cunning con artist that tricks the greedy Donati family who are fighting over their dying relative's estate. Laugh and weep with Canio, the clown, over the tragedy of a love triangle in Pagliacci. Both operas are full of gorgeous and well-known music, such as: O mio babbino caro and Vesti la giubba (the clown who cries behind his makeup).   Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709 -... More »
Otello Gallery 2016, Verismo Opera Last Updated on 2016-03-20 21:08:08 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 »
Otello 2016 Production List Last Updated on 2016-01-26 16:46:46 Cast and Conductor List Conductors:  Michael Moran, Frederick Winthrop Otello:  Delmar McComb, Mark Narins, Frederick Winthrop Iago: Tristan Robben, Chris Wells Cassio: Ryan Matos, Paul Trombley Desdemona:  Eliza O'Malley, Jennifer Thuman, Jennifer Studley (der Torossian) Emelia: Anastasia Encarnacion, Suzanne Fischer, Marsha Sims, Cristin Williams, Liliane Cromer (Saratoga) Lodovico: Norman Espinoza, Stephen Miller, Steve Zimmerman Montano: Norman Espinoza, Stephen Miller, Steve Zimmerman Roderigo: Dee Hoover, Marsha Sims A Herald: Patrick Ewart, Terese Luckenbill, Ewelina Padzierny Chorus: Cyril Drame, Patrick Ewart, Suzanne Fischer, Dee Hoover, Terese Luckenbill, Robert McIvor, Ewelina Padzierny, Marsha Sims, Pamela Tibbitts, Cristin Williams Production Team Stage Director: Frederick Winthrop Assistant Stage Director: Cristina Arriola Scenery and Lighting:... More »