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By George Basler One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas and one of Giacomo Puccini’s most beloved operas will highlight Tri-Cities Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Also featured will be a TCO premiere and the debut of a new venue for the company, General Director Susan S. Ashbaker said today (March 28) at a press conference at TCO's Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. Two productions will be staged at The Forum, 236 Washington St., Binghamton; one will be staged at the Opera Center, and one at Trinity...
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Reviewed by Sherri Streichman Glory Denied, an opera in two tableaux by Tom Cipullo,tells the story of Major Jim Thompson, the longest-held American prisoner of the Vietnam War. Based on a book by Tom Philpott, it employs two singers as the younger and older Thompson and two singers as the younger and older Alyce, his wife. Performances began last weekend (Nov. 10-12) and conclude this coming weekend (Nov. 17 and 19) at Tri-Cities Opera's Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. I’ll ask my usual question first: Is it...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco Tri-Cities Opera has offered up a delicious concoction in the popular opera based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Engelbert Humperdinck's opera has been enchanting adults and children alike since 1893, and TCO's production, which opened Friday (Nov. 11) did not disappoint. A small chamber orchestra led by conductor Vlad Iftinca plied out the score with accuracy and a spirited flow that kept the action moving on the stage of the Opera Center's Savoca Hibbitt Hall. The story of two misbehaving children...
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