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TONIGHT: 'The Magic Flute' at Light Opera of New Jersey in Basking Ridge

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The Magic Flute” will be a semi-staged production presented by the Light Opera of New Jersey in collaboration with Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra on:

• Saturday March 1, 2014 8PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 140 So.Finley Ave in Basking Ridge, NJ

• Saturday March 8, 2014 8PM at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street Somerville, NJ

Tickets are priced at $25 and $35 and are available on line at:, lightoperaofnewjersey or by calling 913-961-4659. Additional information can be found at

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be conducted by Michael Avagliano with stage direction by William Corson

Mozart’s incomparable music portrays Prince Tamino fighting wild animals and the elements to win Pamina’s hand,, while the silly bird-catcher Papageno seeks a wife, and the Queen of the Night and High Priest Sarastro battle for moral supremacy.

LONJ, (formerly Ridge Light Opera of New Jersey) performs a wide variety music ranging from Mozart operas and Gilbert & Sullivan operettas to musical theater classics like My Fair Lady and Carousel. The company includes professional singers as well as highly skilled amateur performers and is based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

This production will feature a complete cast of professional singers alongside the renowned sound of

the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Tamino……….……..Cameron Smith of North Caldwell, NJ

Papageno…………...Mark Wilson of South Orange, NJ

Queen of the Night…. Carrie-Anne Winter of Huntingtown, MD

Pamina……………….Elise Brancheau of Bergenfield, NJ

Sarastro………………Robin Lee of Lawrenceville, NJ

Monostatos…………..Alex Corson of Basking Ridge, NJ

First Lady………….. Samantha Dango of Cranford, NJ

Second Lady………..Joanna Hoty Russell of Murray Hill, NJ

Third Lady…………..Hanne Ladefoged-Dollase of Rockaway, NJ

Papagena……………Laura Zupa D’Avella of Essex Fells, NJ

and additional cast of Priests, Speakers and Spirits


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