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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Caramoor Opening Night

    Caramoor will celebrate the kick-off of its 2017 summer season with its annual benefit event on Saturday, June 17. The Center for Music and the Arts’ biggest and grandest night of the year includes a pre-performance cocktail reception and an elegant Italian dinner al fresco, premium concert seating in the Venetian Theater for the concert, “Celebrating 20 Years of Bel Canto at Caramoor with A Night of Italian Opera,” and the After Dark post-performance party with desserts and dancing.

    While we love to attend for the fine food by Great Performances, sublime wine, social networking, and fascinating people-watching opportunities, the highlight is irrefutably the concert. With “Bel Canto” or “Beautiful Song” as the evening’s theme, you can’t go wrong. Artist-in-Residence soprano Angela Meade will be featured in an evening of Italian opera, including popular overtures, classic arias, rousing choral numbers, and heartbreaking duets.

    Lucrezia Borgia at Caramoor

    If you haven’t been to Caramoor’s annual opening night, you simply must order a ticket, dust off your dancing shoes, and dress for an evening of upscale fun. We hope to see you there.

    Where: Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah

    How to get there: Catch the Caramoor Coach to and from Midtown Manhattan (single-ride and round-trip available), take the train (Metro-North Katonah Station, Harlem Line), or take a scenic drive and enjoy free parking. Taking the train? Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 6:30 pm.

    When: Saturday, June 17: Cocktails at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 7 pm; Performance begins at 8:30 pm.

    Reserve tickets here.

    Photos courtesy of Caramoor.