IN BOCCA AL LUPO ("Break a leg!")
Libretto and music by Dan Montez
In English (With a smattering of Italian for flavor!)
"In bocca al lupo" is what opera singers tell each other before they go on stage to wish one another good luck--much like actors tell each other to "break a leg." What does one do when a buffoon is running an opera company? No one knows better than Dan Montez. He founded Taconic Opera 20 years ago. After creating five oratorios in the last five years, he has composed his first opera, a hilarious comedy taking us behind the scenes of an opera company. The Rossini-inspired story takes us through the chaos of holding auditions, running the office, coaching singers, staging, pulling off a fundraiser, taking us backstage during the show, and then figuring out what to do when the show starts to fall apart. Prepare to laugh your head off . The music is highly accessible. Don’t miss this world premiere!
1974 Commerce St.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Two Performances --Now both matinees!
Saturday October 21, 2017, 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
TACONIC OPERA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The orchestra shines again!
Taconic Opera Chamber Orchestra returns after two exciting seasons of presenting masterworks under the baton of Jun Nakabayashi. As in past seasons, the performance will feature a special guest soloist. In celebration of Taconic Opera’s anniversary, the concert will feature soprano Samia Bahu, who has performed with the company more than any other vocalist over the past 20 years. The name of the concert, chosen by the maestro, is “Vocalise.” Including Rachmanninov’s song of the same title, the concert will also feature the works of Mahler, Puccini, and Wagner.
Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco
605 Millwood Road (Route 133)
One Performance Only!
June 2, 2018 5:30pm.