August 1, 2013 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Long Island Opera to Perform at Horton Point Lighthouse August 24!" SOUTHOLD, NY. The Southold Historical Society is pleased to announce that Long Island Opera will perform an evening of opera favorites at the Horton Point Lighthouse on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 6 p.m. The lighthouse is located at 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY 11971.
Long Island Opera is a first class opera company with a balanced repertory, highest level of performance and with a mission to enhance the spirit of the community through the tradition of Opera. They desire to share opera with all the public, spreading the joy of music through opera. It is our goal to achieve a dignified worldwide reputation producing excellent opera, true to the vision of the composer, building and magnifying the artistic integrity of Long Island.
The company is Long Island’s oldest opera group in existence. It began as a 1958 adult education course by a leading tenor of New York City Opera, Nino Luciano. Maestro Luciano, a resident of Long Island, had sung many leading tenor roles both at City Opera and abroad. Maestro Luciano presented opera performances which developed into an opera workshop with staged productions in costume. Today, the company is led by Joy Berta who brings her talents, skills, and passion for opera to the company. Ms. Berta believes the Arts are a key role in building and strengthening a community, and knows how invaluable it is for the future of Long Island to experience the gift of opera. As an artist, she welcomes the challenging lead role as Long Island Opera Executive Director, and promises the community, “You will see some of the best performances you have ever experienced.” With the help of gifted conductor, Artistic Director John Mario Di Costanzo, she is confident in making this promise a reality to the community of Long Island.
Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event, children under 12 are free. Please remember to bring your own chair if you do not want to sit on the lawn of the lighthouse, picnicking is welcome. In case of rain, the performance will be held at the Southold First Presbyterian Church, 53100 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. For more information on this performance or other Society programs, please contact the Southold Historical Society at (631) 765-5500.