Celebrating its 48th season, the award winning New Jersey State Opera, under the leadership of Artistic Director and Maestro Jason C. Tramm proudly announces casting for its August 16th production of Verdi's Requiem.
Marcello Giordani, "arguably, the greatest leading tenor of his generation" – Opera News March 2008- will sing the tenor role in Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Requiem, a role Giordani last performed in the Tri-State area in a memorial concert to Luciano Pavorotti, conducted by James Levine. Rounding out the international cast of soloists are Sharon Azrieli Perez- Soprano (Canadian Opera Company and Atlanta Opera), Margaret Mezzacappa- Mezzo-Soprano (winner of the 2012 MET Council Auditions) and Kevin Deas – Bass (New York Philharmonic).
The August 16th performance will be conducted by Jason Tramm (named a 2012 Young Conductor to Watch, and sole American, by Symphony Magazine). Tramm leads the New Jersey State Opera Chorus, over 100 voices strong, and full orchestra, reprising a 2009 performance in the magnificent Great Auditorium which aired as a feature presentation on PBS affiliate NJN, Verdi Requiem: Live From Ocean Grove and merited a regional Emmy award.
New Jersey's historic venue, the Great Auditorium, has hosted operatic superstars dating as far back as the early twentieth century. Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle, John McCormick, and many other legendary artists presented recitals in the extraordinary acoustics of the 6,500 seat Great Auditorium.
One show only, August 16, 7:30 PM. Single Tickets are $30.00 and $45.00
Tickets are available at the Ocean Grove Box Office, 21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ or by calling (800) 590-4064.
For same day tickets call (732) 776-4015 from 1:00 - 5PM.