Zombie Opera Circus returns to Jersey City this weekend

by newjerseyshores | Oct 28, 2022

A performer at the Zombie Opera in Jersey City
Credit: Half Light Productions

The Zombie Opera returns to Jersey City this Saturday (October 29). Presented by Half Light Productions, the Zombie Opera started as a modest Halloween celebration on the stoops of Jersey Avenue during the height of the pandemic. Since its inaugural 2020 show, it has grown into a full performance pulling audiences of over 2,500 people in 2021.

To better accommodate attendees, the Zombie Opera is moving to Hamilton Park this year. The show starts at 6pm and wraps up at 8pm. Admission is free.

The cast consists of six highly-acclaimed opera singers, including MET performer Lindell Carter, tenor; Molly Dunn, soprano; Kofi Hayford, bass; Jaime Webb, soprano; Rachelle Pike, mezzo soprano; and Eliam Ramos, bass baritone. They’ll perform scenes from operas including Faust, La Traviata, La Boheme, Carmen, Rigoletto, and more.

New this year, the Zombie Opera will feature a chamber orchestra and choir consisting of students from New Jersey City University and the local community. The orchestra will be led by maestro Jason Tramm.

The Zombie Opera will be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker and founder of Half-Light Productions, Catriona Rubenis-Stevens. The show was founded in 2020 in Jersey City by Molly Dunn and Rubenis-Stevens.

Zombie Opera JCWhat: Half Light Productions Zombie Opera Circus 2022
When: Saturday, October 29 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Hamilton Park Gazebo
Back for its third consecutive year, the Zombie Opera Circus will be held in Hamilton Park and feature professional opera singers performing works from Faust, La Traviata, La Boheme, Carmen, and Rigoletto. The show will be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Catriona Rubenis-Stevens.

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