Tri-Cities Opera Announces Preview Gala
& Master Class with Richard Leech
Tickets are still available for TCO’s Preview Gala, hosted by General & Artistic Director, Susan Ashbaker and Richard Leech!
The excitement is building and we don’t want you to miss out on this exciting event! Traditions at the Glen is busily preparing a gourmet four-course menu themed around the announcement of TCO’s 2018-2019 season, and complimentary wine will be paired with each course. A cash bar will also be available. Excerpts from the upcoming operas will be performed by TCO’s current Resident Artists Tascha Anderson, Stacey Geyer, Scott Purcell, Jordan Schreiner, accompanied by Musical Associate, John Cockerill. Gala guests will also have the opportunity to bid on luxurious silent auction items including:
• 8 day, 7 night vacation packages to Mexico
• a condo getaway in Cape Cod
• a hand-painted silk jacket
• an overnight stay at La Tourelle in Ithaca
• jewelry from the Goldsmith & Comfort & Sons
• massages, facials, pedicures…and more!
Saturday, March 24th at 6:30pm
Traditions at the Glen
4101 Watson Boulevard
Johnson City, NY
Seating is limited. Please be sure to reserve your tickets by Saturday, March 17th!
Following the gala, Richard Leech will present a master class at the Tri-Cities Opera Center at 315 Clinton Street, on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 2pm. The master class is free and open to the public and will be conducted with TCO’s Resident Artists. Mr. Leech began his career at TCO and gave credit to founders Carmen Savoca and Peyton Hibbitt as his only teachers. He is “one of the most celebrated lyric tenors of his generation. For over thirty years he has interpreted many of the most demanding and well-known roles of the Italian, French, and German repertoire both on disc and on the stages of the world’s leading opera houses and symphonies” (www.richardleech.com). Mr. Leech is currently the Director of Resident Artist Programs at Michigan Opera Theatre. He is also on the voice faculty of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Tri-Cities Opera was founded in 1949 by Carmen Savoca and Peyton Hibbitt. The company enjoys an exceptional reputation in the opera world for its Resident Artist Training Program, sets, costumes, and opera productions. General Operating Support is provided to Tri-Cities Opera by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.