Sunday, June 5, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
After two years of success with audience sing-alongs for sold-out crowds, Taconic Opera returns once again with Bizet’s Carmen in the same format. Because this experiment in music and theatre has been so popular in the past two years, audiences will again be given the opportunity to experience it for themselves at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY for a single performance on June 5, 2016, at 2:30 pm. This universally popular work – even among non-opera lovers – will be performed in its original French and with supertitles to make it even more enjoyable. It is an experience at an affordable price in the convenience of central Westchester that is not to be missed.
Conducted by Music Director, Jun Nakabayashi, the orchestra and lead singers of Taconic Opera will perform Carmen in a semi-staged production (orchestra, costumes, minimal sets), and audience members, if they choose, can be part of the chorus of the opera. Music will be provided on request if you do not have your own Carmen score. The members of the chorus of the Taconic Opera, including a children’s chorus, will be seated among the audience – which the conductor will face at the correct times – so that anyone wishing to sing along can feel like a true blue chorus member in a live opera. Kitchen sopranos and mezzo-sopranos get a chance to sing what is probably the most recognizable chorus in the entire opera repertoire, the Habanera, and sing-in-the-shower tenors, baritones and basses can become Toreadors for the afternoon. The intimacy of the venue allows the lead singers and the conductor to fully engage the audience and make them a part of the performance. It is a unique and unparalleled artistic experience that left audiences raving the last two season.
Because of the popularity of this opera, advance ticket sales are recommended. Tickets are $27, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1-855-886-7372 or online at http://www.taconicopera.org. Score reservations (optional-$10) can be made by phone only.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Times: 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm