On the heels of performances of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the MET, Taconic Opera presents the opera up-close in a more suitable venue.
Comedic opera, like stand-up comedy, is best enjoyed in an intimate setting. The opera is a model of bel-cant composition which places high demands on the technique of the singer. It features astounding patter duets, hilarious buffo dexterity, and vocal fireworks that rival the best works of Rossini.
The story centers on an old buffoon who needs to be taught a hard lesson about chasing young women. His family and friends lead him to believe he is wedding the girl of his dreams, only to find she is his worst nightmare.
The company will present the opera from March 23-24 at 8 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Tickets range from $15-$57, with generous discounts for seniors and students. For complete information about the company, directions and tickets, visit the website (www.taconicopera.org).
Tickets also available by phone: 1-855-886-7372.
Currently in its 14th season, Taconic Opera is the longest operating professional opera company in Westchester County that offers a full season of events. In addition to mainstage operas and concert performances, the company provides in-school educational programs, offers free performances of fully-staged operas to school children, and provides free lectures at public facilities.
Taconic Opera is one of only a handful of local companies to have received a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Artistic Excellence.