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Another new marketing effort is making the operalogues free.
Done in a cabaret setting, normally a week before opening night, operalogues provide a preview of the upcoming production.
But the new general director of the Binghamton-based opera company wants to do more.
She also has been an assistant conductor and vocal coach with the New York City Opera, New Israeli Vocal Arts Institute, the Academy of Vocal Arts and European Center for Opera and Vocal Arts in Belgium.
This production will star the members of Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program along with Binghamton University’s MM in Opera Students and will feature creative direction by David Carl Toulson and Music Direction by Michael Lewis. Call the box office to Purchase Prime Table Seating! (per person) includes table seating and a free glass of wine!
Tri-Cities Opera has a proud history, and it’s a wonderful achievement that the company offers three classic operas each season, Susan Ashbaker said.
She said she chose TCO over another job offer because of the company’s rich history of collaboration, including a cooperative effort with Binghamton University‘s music program. I’d like to build on that and maybe re-energize, re-invigorate and re-envision,” she added. Following her hiring, Steven Crawford, who had been appointed musical director and conductor in June, resigned his TCO post.
The departure stemmed from “artistic and control differences,” said Dr.One Act Comic Opera Music and Words by Michael Ching Based on a concept by Dean Anthony This modern opera, written in 2013, portrays an imaginary speed dating night at a bar.