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Opera at Florham celebrates 40 years of continuous music with tributes to founders Charles Del Rosso, Violetta DuPont and Steve DeMaio. Enjoy dinner and a performance by soprano Alexandra Razskazoff, baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli, soprano Shanley Horvitz, tenor Frederick Schlick, and acclaimed accompanist Mary Pinto. Matthew and Frederick are fan favorites at Opera at Florham, and Alexandra and Shanley are winners of recent Opera at Florham vocal competitions.

The program will include a nostalgic look back on Opera at Florham's 40 year history with a special guest host.

Sit-down Dinner 


Choice of entrée:  chicken Francese, baked salmon or baked ziti

Dessert:  cannoli-filled celebratory cake and assorted miniature pastries

Complimentary wine and beverages

50/50 Raffle 


$10 per ticket, $50 for a book of five, available prior and at the event. Contact oaf40av@gmail.com.



$100 for concert and dinner

To reserve a table for 8-10, contact us at info@operaatflorham.org or 973-443-8620. Reserve now as seating is limited and some tables are already filled.



As we celebrate our 40th year, your support allows Opera at Florham to continue to present quality musical performances, offer performance opportunities for rising Opera singers and educate the public about Opera. Please consider being a sponsor of the Anniversary Celebration with an ad in the program book. Your sponsorship will be gratefully acknowledged at the event, on the Opera at Florham website and in social media. Sponsor Form.


Opera at Florham Honorees

Violetta DuPont

In 1982, Violetta Pollara DuPont co-founded Opera at Florham at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison campus as an extension of FDU's Music Department under the guidance of its Chair, Dr. Charles Del Rosso. In 1987, the Opera at Florham Vocal Competition was established by the Opera Guild to honor Violetta DuPont for her vision and her tireless work on behalf of OaF. The Guild acted in concert with the OaF mission - Violetta's vision - to provide young artists on the threshold of promising careers with the opportunities to gain role and stage experiences and to advance their careers through a variety of programs.

Violetta loved opera, singing and piano. She was a vocalist and pianist who performed throughout her life.

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Benefactor Marty Jeiven

Opera at Florham is extremely grateful to our guardian angel Marty Jeiven who is the primary sponsor for our 40th Anniversary event.  As an Opera at Florham supporter since its founding, Marty donated a major award to our 2022 Vocal Competition and contributed additional compensation to our concert artists.


Joseph DuPont in honor of his mother Violetta DuPont