Taconic Opera’s 26th Season Begins: Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, October 21 & 22, 2023 in Yorktown

Taconic Opera, celebrating its 26th Season, is opening its 2022-23 season with a full production of its first opera from the German repertoire: Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. There are three very good reasons not to miss this opportunity: Strauss’ score is gorgeous; German operas are not all 3+hours long; and, it’s very funny!  Ariadne will be performed in German with English supertitles above the stage to further enhance the entire experience.

The production will be fully staged with professional, experienced lead singers and orchestra, and Maestro Jun Nakabayashi looks forward to providing the downbeat. Generous donations have made it possible to offer some visual delights as well.

The story: a theater manages to book two different music groups to perform on the same day and during the same hours. The problem: one group is doing a serious dramatic opera and the other is performing the equivalent of a Broadway comedy. The results: pure fun intermixed with some very thoughtful moments.

Matinee performances:

Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 3:30 pm

Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 2:00 pm

Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights

The theater is handicap-accessible and newly renovated inside.

A wide range of adult ticket prices are available:

$74, $54, $36 advance

$79, $59, $39 door

In addition to advance purchases, reductions are also offered for seniors ($5) and groups of five or more ($5 each) and can be taken together.

Students are a low $20 advance/$15 door for any seat.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the company website at www.taconicopera.org or call the toll-free number: 855-88-OPERA (855-886-7372).

About Taconic Opera

Mission Statement: To maintain and enhance an opera company focused on its own community both in its support of local artists and its commitment to local arts education; to provide high quality, affordable and accessible opera events to local residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide local artists, both professional and volunteer, with an opportunity to participate in the production and presentation of high-quality professional opera events that are accessible and affordable to the general public. Lead singers are trained and experienced professionals, many of whom have performed at the Metropolitan and New York City Opera companies, as well as nationally and internationally. Mainstage operas are presented each season that are fully staged with a full union orchestra and include supertitles (translations) above the stage. Additional events include concerts and recitals to round out the season and free opera lectures provided at local libraries and senior centers. Get-to-know-the-artist admission-free events are provided during the season and before mainstage operas in community locations such as bookstores, churches, community buildings, etc. These events allow for interaction between the performers and the audience in order to introduce this art form to persons with little or no exposure, or to enhance the appreciation of opera among persons who want to know more about it.