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TACONIC OPERA
2019-2020 SEASON

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THE BARBER
OF SEVILLE
(Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Gioachino Rossini


FREE opera! The New York Opera Conservatory is Taconic Opera’s young artist training program. Four casts of talented young singers will be fully staged in four performances of Rossini’s renowned comedy–Figaro, Figaro! Follow the legendary Barber on a journey of hijinks as he helps two lovebirds thwart the interference of a doltish doctor.

Tuesday, July 16 2019, 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 2019, 7:00 pm
Friday, July 19 2019, 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 2019, 7:00 pm


Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Dr.
Croton-on-Hudson, New York


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LA BOHÈME
Giacomo Puccini

More free opera! As the New York Opera Conservatory continues during the summer, four separate casts of Puccini’s masterpiece will be presented on four different evenings. Bohème is the moving story of poor artists, young love, illness and tragedy. Join us as amazing young singers perform fully staged performances of some the most beautiful and beloved music ever written.

Tuesday, August 20 2019, 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 22 2019, 7:00 pm
Friday, August 23 2019, 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 24 2019, 7:00 pm


Croton Free Library
171 Cleveland Dr.
Croton-on-Hudson, New York


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GALA: OPERA GOES TO SEA
ANNUAL GALA 2019

In the lovely ballroom of CV Rich Mansion, the Taconic Opera will host its annual fundraising gala and celebrate operas that include oceanic themes. The company will honor three people who have been influential in bringing the arts to our area. Guests will dine on sumptuous cuisine and be entertained by many of Taconic Opera’s best performers. This annual event is fast becoming Westchester County’s most popular and beloved fundraiser. Don’t miss it!

CV Rich Mansion
305 Ridgeway White Plains
Wednesday, September 11 2019, 7:00 pm

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ABDUCTION FROM
THE SERAGLIO
(Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In German with English titles and dialogue
and full orchestra



Taconic Opera presents Mozart’s hilarious German comedy for the first time! “Finding a cast that could sing the opera’s brutally difficult music was the reason we held off presenting this opera until now,” reveals Dan Montez, General Director. The poet Goethe said that Abduction "knocked everything
else sideways. "A story of two men who rescue their lovers from a Turkish harem, Abduction takes us on a comic voyage from captivity to the pleasures of torture to unexpected liberation.
Yorktown Stage
1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights
Saturday, October 19 2019, 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 20 2019, 2:00 pm

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STARS OF TOMORROW
Special Concert

This concert will feature some of the most amazing performers of the next generation. Kessa Mefford will perform Ravel’s astounding and rarely performed, “Le tombeau de Couperin.” She will perform with Venezuelan native concert violinist, Laura Pereira del Rio, who has performed in Latin America’s biggest halls. They will present Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2. Then they will be joined by the 1st Prize Winner of the 2019 Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition, Michelle Hromin, to perform the debut of Dan Montez’s newly commissioned “Red Sea Trio.” Finally, Ms. Mefford will accompany a special guest soloist in Ravel’s famous “Shéhérazade.” One performance only!

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco
605 Millwood Road (Route 133),
Mount Kisco
Saturday, December 7 2019, 3:00 pm


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ESTHER
Dan Montez
Celebrate Women’s History Month
and Purim with this
world premiere!
In English

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Join us for Dan Montez’s seventh oratorio world premiere! The work is based on the Biblical story of Esther, who saved the Jews from their first threat of annihilation. Come hear what everyone is raving about. Comments from his past oratorios include: “Breathtaking!”, “I am in awe”, “Sweeping harmonic and melodic gestures”, and “Glorious!” The title role of Esther will be sung by Metropolitan Opera star, Amanda Woodbury.
She will be joined by other soloists of the Taconic Opera and
the Taconic Opera chorus. The work will be accompanied by full orchestra.

Two Performances:

Presbyterian Church of
White Plains
39 North Broadway. White Plains
Saturday, March 14 2020, 3:00pm
and new location:

Congregation Sons of Israel
1666 Pleasantville Road,
Briarcliff Manor
Sunday, March 15 2020, 3:00pm
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TACONIC OPERA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
presents:
THE THREE "B"s
conducted by
Maestro Jun Nakabayashi
and Special Guest Soprano, Samia Bahu

Audience members have raved, “The best classical music in Northern Westchester” and “It doesn’t get better than this.” Jun Nakabayashi has created one of the highest quality musical experiences in the region. These annual concerts often feature debuts of his own arrangments of some of the greatest compositions ever written.
This season he will present master works of Bellini, Bach, and Béla Bartók.
Presbyterian Church of
Mount Kisco
605 Millwood Road (Route 133),
Mount Kisco
Saturday, May 30 2020, 3:00pm

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Call NOW toll-free:
1(855) 88-OPERA (67372)
or
order safely
online



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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.