Opera Night’s mission is to foster the production and appreciation of opera by providing local and affordable opera of the highest caliber with Long Island’s finest established singers and emerging young talent. Our long term goal is to establish an opera house and concert hall so that our local community of artists can have a home — a focal point for their talents and aspirations, and a venue that Long Island can think of as a source of consistent artistic excellence.
Night Long Island is a not-for-profit community-based arts organization. It
started seven years ago when Isabella Eredita Johnson took command of a
honky-tonk piano at Caffe Portafino on Main Street in Northport and invited a
handful of residents each month to enjoy an evening of classical music. Since
then, Opera Night’s audiences have grown substantially. Our performances now
take place at St. Paul’s Church and other venues on Long Island. Audiences
typically number between 100 and 200 people.
What Do We Do?
attending an opera or a classical music concert in New York City can cost a
family hundreds of dollars. At Opera Night Long Island, we provide
quality performances for a fraction of that amount at easily accessible local
venues. Although our concerts focus primarily on opera arias, our professional
artists also perform art songs, Neapolitan classics, show tunes, and piano
pieces. Enthusiastic audiences enjoy listening to a variety of musical