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 entering a partnership with the Rosa Parks High School in Paterson for the production of the premiere opera ` The Silk City` by Francesco Santelli and with the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan for a Spring Concert and a following series. 
   SPONSORS   

THE ACHELIS AND BODMAN FOUNDATIONS

PASSAIC COUNTY CULTURAL  AND HERITAGE COUNCIL

NEW JERSEY MUSIC AND ARTS, INC. 

ROSA PARKS HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE  P .A.

THE CITY OF PATERSON, NJ 

THE COVENANT CHURCH, NYC


                               PRODUCTION TEAM 

Francesco Santelli, Artistic and Music Director
Denise Seki,  Stage Director
Diana Haller, Accompanist 
Alessio Ghirardi,  Sets Designer  
Mary Krous, Marketing 
Chorus of the Rosa Parks High School for the Performing
                       Arts in Paterson.   

                           GARDEN STATE OPERA                                The New Jersey Opera Company - 2019 Season