Tag Archives: Ginger Costa-Jackson

By Barb Van Atta Don Juan’s not going to get much sympathy around Tri-Cities Opera this year. Previously when the opera company has presented Don Giovanni, Mozart’s take on the legendary lothario, the directors have been male. Thus, acknowledged TCO General Director Reed Smith recently, a slight “boys will be boys” patina seemed to cover many of the roué’s ruses, despite his final fiery fate. But now the dashing Don is facing his biggest challenge: an all-female production team, including...
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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...
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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...
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Check out Daniel Wakin's July 15 New York Times article about Wagnerian soprano Deborah Voigt's Broadwayesque turn in Glimmerglass Festival's production of "Annie Get Your Gun": http://tinyurl.com/6jogaff. Also in the Cooperstown production: TCO favorite Jake Gardner as Buffalo Bill. And here's a link to the Times' review of the show: http://tinyurl.com/3fp4uj9. Performances continue July 22, 24 and 30 and Aug. 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20 and 21, in repertory with three other productions. Details: www.glimmerglass.org. The following are links to Jane...
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