Dianne Daniele of Oradell received the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s Volunteer of the Year Award at the nonprofit, professional opera company’s grand production of Il Trovatore at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood on April 22, 2012. Lucine Amara, Artistic Director, presented the award.
Daniele, who has been involved with Verismo Opera for five years, was recognized for her volunteer spirit and help as the company’s Assistant Stage Manager to maintain each production’s props. She also serves on the organization’s Advisory Board, has performed various roles as a supernumerary, and participated in Verismo Opera’s productions of La Boheme, Un Ballo in Maschera, Carmen,Aida, Rigaletto, and Il Trovatore.
Also honored were Elaine McKhann, Eva Piccioni, Dr. James Garvin, Ria Hawks, and Barbara Konig.