Reviewed by Sherri Strichman There is apparently something wrong with my imagination. When I heard that Tri-Cities Opera would be doing a concert version of Verdi's La Traviata, I thought I would be seeing “stand and sing” opera, and I would be bored. Wrong. It was fantastic! (more…)...Read more
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By Barb Van Atta Tri-Cities Opera’s transformational efforts, begun this season by General Director Susan S. Ashbaker, will continue and expand in the 2016-2017 season. For the 2015-2016 season, productions have been evenly divided between The Forum, 236 Washington St., Binghamton, and the Opera Center, 315 Clinton St., Binghamton. Next season, only one of the four productions will be at the 1,500-seat, Broome County-owned performing arts center. Three will be in TCO’s newly revamped “black box theater” at the Opera Center, which holds approximately 200 people.
By George Basler George Frideric Handel wasn’t thinking about Christmas -- white, or otherwise -- when he wrote Messiah 274 years ago. He began work on the oratorio in late August and saw it performed for the first time in Dublin for Easter in April 1742. So the old boy might be surprised to come back and see how it’s become a staple during the Christmas season for choruses and orchestras across the United States and Great Britain. In Broome County, Messiah has been a tradition since 1983 thanks to...Read more
UPDATE: Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (note time change) at the Laskowski Funeral Home, 367 Prospect St., Binghamton The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Main Street Baptist Church, 117 Main St., Binghamton (overflow parking available at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 83 Main St.). Singers attending the funeral should brush up on their "Va, Pensiero" (bring music if you have it). By Barb Van Atta Former Tri-Cities Opera Artistic and Music Director Duane Skrabalak died Monday afternoon (April 21) at his home in Binghamton....Read more
If you were active in the arts this past week, please tell us what you saw or did, and whether you liked it or not....Read more