Tag Archives: “Iolanta”

Reviewed by Tony Villecco Peter Ilitsch Tchaikovsky’s one-act opera, Iolanta, proved a sure-fire hit at its Binghamton premiere Thursday evening (Nov. 12) at the newly named Savoca Hibbitt Hall at the Tri-Cities Opera Center in Binghamton. Once again becoming a staple in regional houses, Iolanta was featured at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time earlier this year. As expected, the moving score did not let up for a minute, no doubt reflecting, in part, some of Tchaikovsky’s own deeply personal pain and his exuberance, as well. Originally intended...
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In case you haven't noticed, November is overflowing with cultural events. To take full advantage of all opportunities, you may have to do as I did and get out a calendar and a pile of season brochures to do my planning. Which brings me to this quick reminder: Some of the early season brochures from Tri-Cities Opera are incorrect in terms of this weekend's performance times. Iolanta will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 12-15) at the...
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By Barb Van Atta To belabor a tonsorial metaphor, Tri-Cities Opera plans to continue grooming musical students and highlight rising stars in a 2015-2016 season bookended by the theatrical world’s most famous barbers: Figaro and Sweeney Todd. At a press conference today (March 24) at the 66-year-old company’s headquarters in Binghamton, Susan S. Ashbaker,  general director since July 2014, announced, not only the nuts and bolts of next year’s season, but a series of changes and improvements designed to boost the opera-going audience in Broome County and...
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