The Singer Link

Network with Singers Around the Globe!

Taconic Opera (Westchester, NY) Now at SUNY-Purchase

Taconic Opera (NY) is now at SUNY Purchase!

 

Quick on the heels of being named Westchester County’s Arts Organization of the Year, Taconic Opera begins its fifteenth anniversary season by expanding to lower Westchester and adding performances in White Plains and SUNY Purchase. It will continue to serve its thousands of faithful audience members up in Yorktown Heights, but after a sold-out trial run of Nabucco last fall at SUNY, the company decided to bring its entire season to the White Plains metro area.

 

In celebration of their fifteenth season, in October 2012 they will present the General Director’s favorite opera, Mefistofele, by Arrigo Boito. “This is a monumental work of art that was ahead of its time,” says General Director, Dan Montez. “When it first opened in Italy, it caused a number of riots because of its musical audacity. It is the only version of the Faust story to redeem its lead character and features some of the most breathtaking chorus music ever written.”

 

Next in the company’s line up in March of 2013 is the world premiere of a new oratorio, Enoch, composed by General Director Dan Montez. This is his second oratorio; his first was performed in California twenty years ago. Montez has established himself as a liturgical choral composer for thirty-five years. He was a winner in his first composition competition at age fifteen. In addition, he was a full time opera singer, performing over fifty roles in houses that include San Francisco Opera, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Later, he also appeared as a concert pianist, performing Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto in San Jose, California.

 

Taconic Opera’s season ends in May of 2013 with Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, Daughter of the Regiment. The opera, first made famous by Pavarotti because of the nine high C’s in the tenor aria, was recently revived at the MET and Covent Garden with wide acclaim for Natalie Dessay’s comic portrayal of the soprano lead.

 

Season tickets are available on Taconic Opera’s website, www.taconicopera.org, where people can read more about the operas, meet the singers, see pictures from previous productions, and sign up on the mailing list. Taconic Opera’s toll free phone number is 1-(855) 88-OPERA (67372).

 

Views: 99

Attachments:

Reply to This

Latest Activity

Philip Bevan posted an event

Collegium Singers Concert - Jesu Meine Freude at Church of St Michael and All Angels, St Michael’s Hill, Milverton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1JS

June 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:15pm
A programme exploring musical expressions of faith through the ages, from Benedictine abbess Hildegarde of Bingen to the African American composer Moses Hogan, via J S Bach, Francis Poulenc, and Michael Tippett among others.  In this concert Collegium Singers will be exploring a wide range of idioms, from medieval chant, high baroque and negro spirituals to progressive 20thcentury composition.ProgrammeO Virtus Sapientiae– Hildegard von BingenAve Verum Corpus – Francis PoulencSalut, Dame Sainte…See More
yesterday
Caroline Knaggs posted an event
Thumbnail

UBUNTU Africa “Make That Change” - a spectacular show revealing an extraordinary vibrant culture that is Africa. at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

April 21, 2018 from 3pm to 4pm
with Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!RA spectacular show revealing an extraordinary vibrant culture that is Africa.  UBUNTU are graduates of The African Children’s Choir, who will share their poignant stories through song, masterful drumming and mind-blowing dance moves.This concert at Deakin Edge, at 3pm on Saturday 21st April, is presented by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and THECHO!R, who will also perform.…See More
Apr 18
Christopher Stewart posted a video

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) · excerpt [fingerstyle guitar cover]

recorded in August 2017 while rehearsing instrumental covers at Place de l'Université-du-Québec in Québec City. arrangement for solo guitar by yours truly. t...
Apr 17
Caroline Knaggs posted a blog post

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite all male singers to join MEN ALOUD!

Commencing this Sunday April 15th in Fitzroy!Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join Melbourne’s most exciting men’s choir program, building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.We are starting our next MEN ALOUD! project on Sun April 15 at 4pm (and most Sundays to early June) - with an exciting opportunity for you to work with the dynamic Olivier nominated composer and performer, Warren Wills - to create a new…See More
Apr 9
Box Office posted events
Mar 9
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D. posted a blog post

Testing the Waters

Hi,I have had an account here for sometime, but it has not been active. I woke it up tonight by adding tracks and videos for many of my published choral works. (www.ecspublishing.com) I hope you enjoy them, and to hear from a choral director in this community who is interested in programming any of these works, or in my composing or arranging music for him or her anew. Thank you.Cheers,Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D.…See More
Mar 4
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D. posted a status
"Looking for a commission to write new choral pieces or songs."
Mar 4
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D. posted videos
Mar 4

Notes

Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

Continue

Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

Great Offers

 


Stories from
Great Leaders

Events

© 2018   Created by SingerLink.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service