Contact Us
Cortlandt Daily Voice serves Buchanan, Cortlandt & Croton
Return to your home site


Cortlandt Daily Voice serves Buchanan, Cortlandt & Croton

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

Taconic Opera Plans 'Opera Goes Insane' Fundraising Gala

The promotional poster for "Opera Goes Insane" fundraising gala.
The promotional poster for "Opera Goes Insane" fundraising gala. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Taconic Opera, now in its 18th season in Westchester, will present another unusual fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 17 in White Plains at the ArtsWestchester Gallery at 31 Mamaroneck Ave.

The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes Insane, will feature the company’s lead professional singers performing “mad scenes” from famous operas while guests dine in total serenity. This event is an entertaining, upbeat, and unique way to support the continuation of live, professional opera in Westchester County.

This year’s honorees include amazing individuals that have each given many years of hard work and energy in support of both the arts and artists in Westchester: Carol and Ray Arrucci, owner-directors of the Cortlandt School of Performing Arts; Evaristus Mainsah, arts philanthropist and IBM General Manger in Global Financing; and, Rosemarie Ruggiero, arts philanthropist and President of the Opera Club of Heritage Hills.

All Gala proceeds support Taconic Opera’s 2015-2016 season, an eclectic mix of events: a double bill of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury; an oratorio- Job - based on the Book of Job and composed by Taconic Opera Director and composer, Dan Montez; a chamber concert conducted by Taconic Opera Conductor Jun Nakabayashi, featuring pieces by Mozart and Schubert; and a semi-staged production of Bizet’s Carmen in which the audience will be invited to participate in the singing of the choruses.

Full season details are found on the company’s website. Attendance at the event will be by a partially tax deductible donation: Gold $250; Silver, $200; Bronze $150. Discounts are available for groups of two or more and tables for eight. Start time: 7 p.m. Tickets and reservations can be arranged online at or by calling 1-855-886-7372. Parking is plentiful in the vicinity and the venue is handicap accessible.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Cortlandt Daily Voice!

Serves Buchanan, Cortlandt & Croton

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.