(WBNG Binghamton) The Tri-Cities Opera Company announced this week that general manager Reed W. Smith is resigning to pursue other opportunities.
According to a news release, Smith has been involved with TCO for over 33 years, since he was a Resident Artist, and served as the chief executive of the Company for thirteen years.
Under Smith's leadership, the Company annually produced three high quality mainstage productions, expanded its Opera-Go-Round outreach program, and increased TCO's impact in the Southern Tier, even in the face of difficult financial circumstances. Smith's commitment to promoting improvements in the mainstage performances and his activity in expanding the art of opera to the community at large are responsible for TCO lasting as one of the few remaining professional opera companies in a community of this size.
Smith, a recipient the Heart of The Arts Award of the Broome County Arts Council, was also recognized by the national organization OPERA America for his service to TCO and to the opera community as a whole.