New Jersey State Opera
New Jersey State Opera
News and Events

Come Celebrate Spring! The New Jersey State Opera Guild invites you to join us for a Gala Concert and Reception, featuring renowned Pianist Albert Stanziano who will accompany acclaimed New Jersey State Opera singers.

New Jersey State Opera is proud to announce the 2015 Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition. Prizes ranging from $200 to $3,000 will be awarded to eight performers ages 18-35, who will also be asked to perform at two gala concerts for the NJSO later this year. Audition locations are available in Philadelphia, New York City, and Clifton, NJ, and the finals will be held June 6 at the Aprea Theatre.
The New Jersey State Opera's Third Annual Golf Classic will take place May 28, 2015 at the Rock Spring Country Club in West Orange, NJ. The tournament will includes contests and prizes, along with a continental breakfast, cocktail hour and luncheon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sign-up today to enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting the NJSO and the production of gala opera here in New Jersey.


Full Golf Tickets ($210 per person)
Lunch Reception Only Tickets ($55 per person)


Cocktail Hour Sponsor ($1,600)
Beverage Cart Sponsor ($450)
Event Sponsor/Donation ($200)
Tee/Green Sponsor (*) ($150 per sign)
(*) For Tee/Green Sponsorships, please email the name on each sign to or call 973-484-3200.
To order/register by mail, please download and complete this order form and make checks payable to "NJ State Opera".
2015 Operlogue Series

2015 Operalogue Dates:

March 19: Gianni Schicchi and Turandot
April 16: Comparison of Gounod's FAUST & Boito's MEFISTOFELE
May 21: Continuation of FAUST and MEFISTOFELE Comparison
June 18: TBA

All operalogues are from 7pm-9pm.

More details coming soon!

The New Jersey State Opera Guild hosted a fundraising tea in September. Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful afternoon and showed their support for great opera in New Jersey!

New Jersey State Opera Remembers Long-Time Suppoter and Good Friend Licia Albanese
From The New York Times: Licia Albanese, an Italian-born soprano whose veneration by audiences worldwide was copious even by the standards of operatic adulation, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.
Meet Our Executives
Al Lembo, Jr., President, Board of Directors

Al Lembo, Jr.

President, Board of Directors
Edward Perretti, Executive Director

Edward Perretti

Executive Director
Antonio Buonauro, Artistic Director

Antonio Buonauro

Artistic Director
Our History
Robert Merrill
Magda Olivero
Leyla Gencer
Roberta Peters
Birgit Nilsson
Ronald Naldi
Lando Bartolini
Virginia Zeani
Saturday | April 25
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Friday | May 15
The Academy of Vocal Arts
Saturday | May 16
Nola Rehearsal Studios
Thursday | May 21
Thursday | May 28
Rock Spring Country Club
Friday | May 29
Clifton Community Center
Saturday | May 30
Clifton Community Center
Saturday | June 6
Aprea Theatre
Thursday | June 18
Sunday | September 13
Aprea Theatre
Sunday | December 6
Aprea Theatre