L.I. Opera takes up shop at East End Arts; workshop Friday night

Long Island Opera, East End Arts, Downtown Riverhead
COURTESY PHOTO | Long Island Opera will be on-hand in Riverhead for five months.

The Long Island Opera is the East End Arts artist-in-residence, and will be in town from October through February.

Long Island Operate, more than 50 years old, is the island’s oldest opera company.

The group is running three fully-staged operas planned for the 2012-13 season – Carmen, Rigoletto and La Boheme – as well as a number of concert performances.

According to East End Arts, Long Island Operate will hold an “opera weekend” once per month with low or no-cost programs, which will be open to the public at the East End Arts school, located at 141 E. Main Street in Riverhead.

Oct. 12 and 13 will be the first opera weekend and a $10 workshop on the history of opera will take place between 7 and 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, and a $20 class ($30 for non-members) on composition is planned for this Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m.

November’s classes include workshops on movement and acting in opera, with different themes set for each other month.

Long Island Opera members will also offer private coaching sessions throughout their residency.

To schedule an appointment call 369-2171.

For more information about LIO’s residency, visit:

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