The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera is now under new leadership with Giorgio Lalov as its new Artistic Director and Jason C. Tramm as its new musical director. The company is starting the 2020 season with “Great Moments in Italian Opera” this April 18, 2020 at the Westside Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Later during the year, the company will present Puccini’s masterpiece, “Madama Butterfly” at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey. A year later, in the winter of 2021, the company will then present Puccini’s, “La Bohème.” Both of these operas will feature productions by Lalov.
The opera company's new Musical Director, Jason C. Tramm, is a monumental figure in the opera scene in New Jersey, serving as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the Mid Atlantic Artistic Productions company as well as being the Music Director of Teatro Lirico D’Europa, a touring professional opera company. In addition, the busy maestro is entering his 14th season as Director of Music, in Residence, of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in the summer months, where he leads the choral, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the historic 6,500-seat Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 64th year and attended by thousands, he has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra. He also serves as Music Director of two acclaimed community choral societies, the Morris Choral Society (Morristown, NJ), with whom he begin his fifth season and he is in his second season with the Taghkanic Chorale (Yorktown Heights, NY). Maestro Tramm was also appointed as the Music Director/Conductor of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Ensemble, where he collaborates with noted director/choreographer, Gabriel Chajnik.
For more on Jason Tramm and to view his performance schedule, visit his website below.