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Light Opera of NJ Announces Principal Casting for 'La Boheme'



Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to announce the principal casting for its February 2022 performances of Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème. Performances will be held at the Fellowship Village Cultural Arts Center - Feb. 11, 13, 18, and 20 (8000 Fellowship Rd Basking Ridge, NJ) and the South Orange Performing Arts Center - March 27 (1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ). Andrea DelGiudice will direct a modern-day adaptation set in New York City. Noted conductor, Jason C. Tramm will lead the Light Opera of New Jersey Chamber Orchestra.



PRINCIPAL CAST


The principal cast will feature Molly Dunn, Mimì (Weiner Kammeropera), Jeremy Brauner, Rodolfo (Cedar Rapids Opera), Gina Hanzlik, Musetta (Michigan Opera Theater), Jason Detwiler, Marcello (San Diego Opera) Suchan Kim, Schaunard (New York City Opera) and Gennadiy Vysotsky, Colline (Regina Opera).



THE PRODUCTION


Light Opera of New Jersey returns to the stage with one of most beloved of all operas, Puccini’s La Boheme. The timeless story of the love and loss in a group of struggling artists resonates with some of the most beautiful music ever written for the stage. The production is directed by Andrea DelGiudice and is reimagined and transported to modern times in New York City and utilizes projected images. Jason Tramm conducts the production, which includes a chamber orchestra in the pit.


Maestro Tramm made a statement in a recent press release,


“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!” -Jason Tramm


ABOUT LONJ


LONJ is a premier operetta, opera, and musical theater company founded in 1995 by William Corson and Lauran Corson. The mission of Light Opera of New Jersey is to present treasures of musical theater and light opera with professional caliber performers, musicians and production teams. We educate our performers by casting local talent of all ages alongside seasoned professionals; we educate our communities by bringing our shows to audiences who otherwise might not experience these art forms. Through our work, we strive to keep this superb genre alive for future generations.



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