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Iona Presents Magical Children's Opera 'The Emperor And The Nightingale'

“The Emperor and the Nightingale,” a children's opera based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale, will be performed at Iona College's Arrigoni Center in New Rochelle on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6.
“The Emperor and the Nightingale,” a children's opera based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale, will be performed at Iona College's Arrigoni Center in New Rochelle on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6. Photo Credit: NRCA

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Magic and music will combine into the delightful children’s opera, “The Emperor and the Nightingale,” this weekend at Iona College in New Rochelle.

The opera, created by Susan Bingham, was based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

The production involves close to 100 musicians, singers, set designers and costume artists.

It will be performed at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 at the college’s Arrigoni Center, 58 Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle.

Tickets will be available at the door. They cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $1 for children.

The production is a joint effort by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the Sound Shore Chorale, Songcatchers and Tutti Bravi Productions, presented in collaboration with the Iona College Council on the Arts.

It was supported through the generosity of JoAnn and Joseph M. Murphy and the Baron Lambert Fund.

For more information, call (914)- 654-8312.

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