The back room of the opera house has a comfortable seating area. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
The Southold Opera Company hosted its first performance Sunday: a standing-room-only concert of holiday music in the former Southold United Methodist Church, which has undergone renovations since this past summer. The program featured the Southold Opera Choir, a local children’s choir and members of the French American Choir of New York.
Professional opera singer and teacher Anne-Julia Audray and her husband, Olivier Chazareix, purchased the church in July 2015 with plans to turn it into the opera company’s new home. When it came to redesigning the building, Audray said it was important for her to preserve much of the structure’s features.
“The original building was beautiful,” she said, adding that she was particularly drawn to the former church’s acoustics, which are perfect for opera performances. (more…)
A glass of Sparkling Pointe Topaz Imperial. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
We ate, we drank, we sparkled.
Sparkling Pointe vineyard held the fourth session in its annual “Eat, Drink and Be Sparkling” food and wine pairing series on Sunday. The event allows you to take a break from your holiday shopping with decadent treats served alongside a glass of bubbly.
This Sunday’s delectable combo featured bento boxes from Stirling Sake along with glasses of Sparkling Pointe’s Topaz Imperial and bossa nova music. Monday Michiru, a Japanese-American actress, singer and songwriter, and her band provided the tunes. (more…)