(WBNG Binghamton) Tri-Cities Opera will open the back doors of The Forum Theater this Saturday, to provide a rare “Backstage Pass” to opera in the making, as the company joins organizations around the country in support of National Opera Week.
According to a news release:
From 5:00 – 7:00pm, this Saturday, the public is invited back stage at The Forum Theater in Binghamton. Entering via the State Street side of The Forum will enable the public to see the Green Rooms for performing artists, tour the La Boheme set and stage area. Additionally, TCO resident artists will be performing.
National Opera Week is being celebrated this year from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, November 4. It is designed to celebrate the art form and bring the inventiveness and excitement of opera to a wider audience. TCO has joined with operas around the country to create special opportunities to showcase their work.
“It’s rare we invite anyone to the backstage areas in the middle of our main stage performances,” said General Director Mr. Reed Smith. “This is a great chance for anyone who’s ever wondered what opera is all about to see for themselves.”
TCO also invites the public to a second, free National Opera Week event. On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Tri-Cities Opera Music & Associate Artistic Director, John Mario Di Costanzo will work with TCO’s Resident Artist Training Program singers at the TCO Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street, Binghamton. No reservations are necessary.
Tri-Cities Opera was founded in 1949 and enjoys an exceptional reputation in the opera world for its artist training program, set and costume design and opera productions. Each year, Tri-Cities Opera produces three operatic performances at The Forum Theatre, 236 Washington Street, Binghamton.
This season’s performances include: “La Boheme”, October 26 & 28;
“Il Trovatore”, February 8 & 10, 2013; “Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci “, April 26 & 28, 2013.