Thanks to this company, Westchester residents have been enjoying vibrant and engaging operasfor 14 years. Using local artists, young and upcoming singers, plus veteran Met performers, they present high-quality, fully staged professional opera that is affordable. Performances are held in the afternoon and evening so that all age groups can attend, and many are free for students. Educating the public about opera is a “mantra” of the Taconic, which they do through a series of in-school productions. Taconic Opera is broadening its reach by scheduling future performances at Purchase College Performing Arts Center as well as at their original home in Yorktown. For more information, see their Cultural Organization Profile on ArtsW.org or visit taconicopera.org.