OPERA America Selects TCO for Singer Workshop

By WBNG News

OPERA America Selects TCO for Singer Workshop

October 30, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Tri Cities Opera has been chosen to host a unique Singer Workshop sponsored by OPERA America.

According to a news release:

Selected singers from TCO’s Residence Artist’s Program and Binghamton University’s Masters in Music program will have the opportunity to sing a “feedback” audition to an  OPERA America panel. Included will be Isabel Wolf, Manager of Wolf International Artists Management and Richard Leech, American Tenor. Mr. Leech is a former member of TCO’s Resident Artist Program and has enjoyed an international career in opera spanning three decades.

The workshop will feature discussion on career strategies for singers, as well as a 20 minute opportunity to perform and receive counsel from industry professionals.

“We wanted to bring some of the best in the opera world to our community, to give our singers the benefit of their knowledge,” said General Director, Mr. Reed Smith. “This is a truly a unique opportunity.”

The OPERA America “Making Connections on Location” workshop will take place Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the TCO Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street, Binghamton.

The public is invited to attend, without charge, the feedback audition portion of the workshop. Performances will begin at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 13.

Founded in 1970, OPERA America serves the opera community, by supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera. Via supportive and outreach services to its members and education, development and community services OA support is designed to enhance all forms of opera appreciation.

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, 2012; “Il Trovatore”, February 8 & 10, 2013; “Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci “, April 26 & 28, 2013.