THE GARDEN STATE OPERA
The Garden State Opera, was founded in 1999 with the purpose of offering quality opera productions at low ticket prices in New Jersey. GSO offers fully staged opera productions with orchestra and projected titles and has performed in Passaic, Essex and Bergen counties with singers and musicians from the NYC metro area. The Garden State Opera has been performing in the Caldwell University Concert Series in collaboration with the College's Music Department from 2005 to 2017. For its programs presented in Passaic County, the Garden State Opera has received grants from the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council since 2003. The Garden State Opera is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization and has received special grants from the Achelis and Bodman Foundation in 2016 and 2018. GSO is going to present a world premiere opera in the fall of 2019, `The Silk City, an Opera` by Francesco Santelli and is excited to begin a collaboration with the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan for a Spring Concert and a concert series from 2020.
THE ACHELIS AND BODMAN FOUNDATIONS
PASSAIC COUNTY CULTURAL AND HERITAGE COUNCIL
NEW JERSEY MUSIC AND ARTS, INC.
THE CHURCH OF THE COVENANT, NYC
Francesco Santelli, Artistic and Music Director
Dan Yates, Stage Director
Michael Pilafian Accompanist
Alessio Ghirardi, Sets Designer
Mary Krous, Marketing
GARDEN STATE OPERA The New Jersey Opera Company - 2019 Season