24th Anniversary Gala! Taconic Opera opens its 24th season by celebrating the operas that weave stories of deception. You will hear arias and ensembles by the principal performers of the Taconic Opera while you dine with your friends at the luxurious CV Rich Mansion in White Plains. Our annual fundraiser has become one of the most beloved events in the region. Join us as we feast on fabulous cuisine for all tastes, enjoy astounding singers, and honor some of the most important people who have helped Taconic Opera become the heart of Westchester County. Our honorees this year will include: Kristina Cook—Digiscribe Senior Sales Consultant, Soprano
Mitchell Bring—Master of Architecture, Entrepreneur, Educator, Artist
John Matilaine—Electrical Engineer, Arts Philanthropist, Musician When: Thursday, October 7, 2021; Dinner will be served as you arrive, beginning at 7:00 pm. Where: CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains How: Reservations or donations can be made by returning the enclosed card or by calling toll free: (855-886-7372) RSVP NOW! All guests must show proof of vaccination either in advance or at the door. In addition, current COVID state requirements will be followed and special social distancing requests will be honored.
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini In Italian
Before Madame Butterfly and La Bohème, Manon Lescaut put Puccini on the map. This was his first ambitious work that astounded audiences with its beauty and enough melodic material for ten operas! It is the story of a women torn between love and money.
Generous grants were given to Taconic Opera to bring you this amazing work and upgrade our sets for this production. So don't miss it.
There are two famous versions of this opera, one by Puccini and one by Massenet. In order for you to compare, Taconic Opera will be presenting both! We will produce Manon Lescaut this fall and the Massenet Manon next fall in French. Don't miss either one!
Yorktown Stage 1974 Commerce St. (Corner of Veterans and commerce with entrance on Veterans side) Yorktown Heights, NY
Saturday, October 30, 2021 3:30 Sunday, October 31, 2021 2:00
Covid Protocols You can choose to:
1. Show your proof of vaccination at the door by showing an excelsior pass or a picture of your vaccination card.
2. Present a negative Covid test taken within three days of the performance.
Masks will be required for the entire audience and all state guidelines and requirements will be followed.
Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Durufle's Requiem
Each year, Taconic Opera presents oratorios with professional operatic soloists, full orchestra and a classically trained chorus. Come hear these oratorios the way they were meant to be performed!
This season, we are presenting two oratorios in one concert. Puccini's famous Messa di Gloria (you will recognize his Agnus Dei from Manon Lescaut's second act!) and Durufle's gorgeous etherial Requiem.
Two Matinee Performances: Holy Name of Mary Church 110 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY Saturday March 19, 2022, 3:00 Sunday March 20, 2022, 3:00
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.