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Tri-Cities Opera Announces 2018-2019 SeasonNow approaching its 70th year, Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) announced its 2018-2019 season at a press conference at 11am on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Opera Center at 315 Clinton Street. The company revealed its upcoming repertoire and corresponding artwork, designed by Gene Czebiniak. An excerpt from one of the operas was performed by TCO Resident Artists, Stacey Geyer and Tascha Anderson, accompanied by Musical Associate, John Cockerill. The new season is as follows: MADAMA BUTTERFLY (G. Puccini), Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at...
Reviewed by Lee Shepherd The ghost of Maria Callas visited Binghamton Friday night (Feb. 23). The legendary opera singer, dubbed "La Divina," was channeled in a tour de force performance by actress/singer Andréa Gregori in Tri-Cities Opera’s production of Terrence McNally’s 1996 Tony Award-winning drama Master Class. The script is a haunting portrayal of life after stardom, when Callas gave 23 master classes at the Juilliard School in the 1970s. Using her incredibly expressive voice, face, hands and body, Gregori performed essentially a 21/2-hour monologue that ranged from ribald stand-up comedy to...Read more
Reviewed by Sherri Strichman Sunday afternoon (Oct. 15), Tri-Cities Opera treated its audience at The Forum to an excellent production of Puccini's La Boheme. If the object was to fill seats by having only one, well-done performance of a popular opera from the standard repertoire, the company succeeded. The entire cast was solid in its singing and acting, and the performance quality was heightened in every scene by the rapport among the characters. The four young men in their Parisian garret – Jordan Schreiner as Rodolfo, Scott...Read more
Reviewed by George Basler A lot of words could describe Hydrogen Jukebox: experimental, anti-establishment, provocative and surreal. So Tri-Cities Opera deserves credit for taking on this challenging work in a production that opened April 21 and will continue with performances this weekend. The production is admirably directed by Alison Moritz and well sung by a cast of six young performers. The opera itself, however, is a mixed bag with moments of emotional intensity and beauty intermixed with stretches of hippie-dippy musings that a young Woody Allen would have had...Read more
By Barb Van Atta For its 69th season, Tri-Cities Opera again will divide its performance time between Broome County’s performing arts center and the opera company’s own newly refurbished headquarters. The season will open at The Forum, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, with a fully staged production of Puccini’s lyrical heartbreaker La Boheme. The 3 p.m. Oct. 15 performance will star Meroë Khalia Adeeb (Mimi), Jordan Schreiner (Rodolfo), Stacey Geyer (Musetta), Scottt Purcell (Marcello) and Schaunard (Jake Stamatis). All are debuting their role. La Boheme will be sung in...Read more
Reviewed by Sherri Strichman Last night (Feb. 17) Tri-Cities Opera-goers were treated to seemingly unconnected works, written by two seemingly unconnected composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The result was a well-received double bill, brilliantly conceived, produced and performed. The first half of the evening was devoted to the cabaret songs, or Brettl-Lieder, of Arnold Schoenberg. For those who are panic-stricken by the composer’s very name, fear not. These are from his late romantic period, before he went all 12-tonal. They are beautifully lyrical pieces...Read more