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Fort Lee's Verismo Opera Schedules Auditions For Principal Conductor

Maestro Anthony Morss
Maestro Anthony Morss Photo Credit: Barrie Proctor Bonacci

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Verismo Opera Maestro Anthony Morss will step down at the end of the season and the opera company will hold auditions for a new principal conductor/music director on Oct. 6.

"Anthony Morss is a conductor of the highest caliber and a true gentleman," said Artistic Director Lucine Amara. "His constant dedication to Verismo Opera has been beyond reproach. Maestro has shared his wealth of knowledge with each and every artist, pianist and orchestra member he has come in contact with. His deep love of music and willingness to share this love has to us has been more precious than gold. We will all miss his tall slender figure on the podium."

Auditions will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 60 West 66th St. and Columbus Avenue in New York City.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, photo and a MP3 of a recent concert or opera production to Ms. Mary Ellen Rohon, Conductor Audition Coordinator, Verismo Opera, Inc., P.O. Box 3024, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9024 or by email to info@verismopera.org .

Applicants will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Morss, Amara, Stage Director/General Manager Evelyn La Quaif and members of Verismo Opera's board of trustees.

For complete description of the position, visit verismopera.org/careers .

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