by Patricia Bradford

Due to the recent Omicron COVID surge, Light Opera of New Jersey’s production of Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème originally scheduled for late February and early March 2022 has been rescheduled.

The performances will now be held at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, on March 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM, and on March 20 at 2:30 PM. A performance is also scheduled at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, on March 27 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available here: by calling 908-903-0700.

Andrea DelGiudice will direct a modern-day adaptation set in New York City that will include film and projected images. Noted conductor, Jason C. Tramm will lead the Light Opera of New Jersey Chamber Orchestra.

The principal cast will feature; Molly Dunn, Mimì (Weiner Kammeropera), Frederick Schlick, Rodolfo (Tri-Cities Opera), Gina Hanzlik, Musetta (Michigan Opera Theater), Jason Detwiler, Marcello (San Diego Opera) Suchan Kim, Schaunard (New York City Opera) and Ronald Campbell, Colline (Northern Virginia Opera).

According to Maestro Tramm, “I am delighted to collaborate with these talented professional artists as we bring Puccini’s great masterpiece to life in a fresh, modern adaptation by our talented director, Andrea DelGiudice. We are thrilled to take the stage for our first production since the pandemic and can’t wait to bring professional opera/operetta and Musical Theater to audiences in Basking Ridge and beyond!”

LONJ is a premier operetta, opera, and musical theater company founded in 1995 by William Corson and Lauran Corson. To learn more about this upcoming production and future plans, visit *All guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the door and wear masks.

Theater/Organization: Light Opera of NJ
Theater Address: POB 402 Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 (Map It)
Theater Phone: (908) 903-0700

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