Tri-Cities Opera Announces “The Tragedy of Carmen”

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Tri-Cities Opera Announces

The Tragedy of Carmen


To close its 69th season, Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) will present The Tragedy of Carmen, a 90-minute adaptation of Bizet’s original opera reimagined by Stage Director Peter Brook. The production had its premiere in 1981 at New York’s Lincoln Center. Performance dates are Friday, April 27th and May 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 29th and May 6th at 3:00pm in the Opera Center’s intimate Savoca Hibbitt Hall at 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton. The opera will be performed straight through without an intermission.

The Tragedy of Carmen stars TCO Resident Artists Tascha Anderson (Carmen), Stacey Geyer (Micaela), and Scott Purcell (Escamillo). Guest artist Andrew Surrena will be making his TCO and role debut as Don José. The production also features Martin Schmidt (Zuniga), Evan Nelson (Garcia), and William Snyder (Lillas Pastia). Stage Director James Kenon Mitchell returns after directing last season’s double bill of Brettl-Lieder & L’heure espagnole. Conductor Braden Toan returns after conducting last season’s Hydrogen Jukebox and Sweeney Todd in 2016.

For tickets and further information, please call (607) 772-0400 or visit

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, NYSCA, and the Klee Foundation.

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