Reviewed by Tony Villecco
Tri-Cities Opera has prepared a lavish and vibrant new production of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen. A very full house Friday (Oct. 25) at The Forum witnessed a performance that was near perfect, with only some minor discrepancies. The production showcased both some very young voices and some more mature singers, bringing vigor to Bizet’s already powerful score.
As the carefree gypsy, Carmen, mezzo Ginger Costa-Jackson started somewhat timidly. However, by the second act, she lit up like a firecracker. Her characterization was helped by the...
By George Basler
Scott Bergeson set a goal for himself at a very young age. When he was all of 12 years old, the St. Charles, Ill, native started thinking about a career as a symphonic conductor.
“I decided that I loved playing in an orchestra, and I loved the symphonic repertoire so much that I wanted to participate on a grander scale,” he said.
Fast forward 50 years, and Bergeson, now 62, is bringing his conducting and teaching skills to the Binghamton area as the new music...