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TACONIC OPERA
2017-2018 SEASON

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OPERA HAS A BIRTHDAY
20th Anniversary Celebration!

Our annual gala fundraiser, one of the most enjoyable and entertaining events in Westchester County, will be a celebration to remember! Join us as we feast on sumptuous cuisine, listen to amazing singers, and review the most memorable (and sometimes hilarious) moments of the last twenty years. We will also honor many of the people who have made this all possible, including a few surprise guests. Don’t miss the excitement!

C.V Rich Mansion
305 Ridgeway
White Plains, New York
Wednesday, September 13 , 2017, 7:00 pm







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IN BOCCA AL LUPO ("Break a leg!")
Libretto and music by Dan Montez
Fully staged!

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!


Yorktown Stage
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


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UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
by Giuseppe Verdi
Fully Staged!

In Italian with English Supertitles

Back by popular demand! This amazing masterpiece is both buoyant and tragic. It tells the story of a king secretly in love with his best friend’s wife. They enlist the help of a witch to deal with their feelings. The husband discovers the truth and decides to join a group planning on the king’s assassination. The music is arguably the best Verdi ever composed. It moves from humor to calamity without allowing us to catch a breath, and then sweeps us away in one of the most compelling love duets ever written.


Two Performances--Now both matinees!

Yorktown Stage
1974 Commerce St.
Yorktown Heights, NY

Two Performances --Now both matinees!
Saturday April 7, 2018, 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 pm





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TACONIC OPERA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Jun Nakabayashi

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!
Saturday
June 2, 2018 5:30pm.


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These productions are made possible, in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and Arts Westchester with funds from Westchester County, government, corporations, and individuals. Also special thanks should be given to the other organizations listed here. Please follow their links to their websites.