Tri-Cities Opera Announces 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York has announced its 2023-24 season celebrating its 74th season.

 In a statement, General Director John Rozzoni said, “When we thought about what stories we wanted to tell next year, it was important to us to find productions that resonate with all our community members. We want to say, ‘Opera is for you. You’re welcome here. We hope our 2023-2024 season demonstrates how opera can be playful and relevant to everyone, here and now.” 

The 2023-2024 season opens with “I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams” at Tri-Cities Opera’s Opera Center on Clinton Street. The production explores both the compassion and dark side of humanity through the intersecting lives of two immigrants. The story chronicles the parallel complicated experiences of Rosa, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, and her court-appointed attorney, Singa, who is an immigrant herself—from Indonesia with a green card. With music composed by Jorge Sosa and a libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, the opera will be performed in English. 

Performance Date: Oct 13, 2023

Next, “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914″ will be performed in time for the holiday season. Written by Peter Rothstein, the opera is woven together with beautiful arrangements of traditional Christmas carols. The production will be performed in English at The Opera Center.

Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2023 

Tri-Cities Opera will then showcase “The Fantasticks.” The comedic production, written in the 1960’s with original book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, will be directed by Michael Lluberes.

Performance Dates: Feb. 9 & 11, 2024

Tri-Cities Opera’s 2023-2024 season concludes with Rossini’sThe Barber of Seville“at the Forum Theatre.

Performance Date: April 21, 2024  

In addition to four opera productions, Tri-Cities Opera will also host two other musical events. In September, TCO will host an evening to honor the storied career of the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. It will also reprise its successful event, Opera and Beer in May 2024.