Broome Arts Mirror2018-10-22T18:37:26+00:00

Broome Arts Mirror

Goodheart and Shaw dazzle at BU recital

Reviewed by Tony Villecco Bass-baritone Kenneth Shaw and baritone Thomas Goodheart performed a dazzling joint recital last night (Oct. 27) at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center. Both singers trained and performed leading roles with Tri-Cities Opera, and they dedicated the evening to the 70th season of the local opera company, [...]

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When Worlds Collide: Traditional vs. Modern Operatic Staging

EDITOR's NOTE: BAMmirror contributor Tony Villecco has a new piece in the October issue of CLASSICAL SINGER Magazine: "When Worlds Collide: Traditional vs Modern Operatic Staging" (reprinted below). He interviewed three principal singers -- tenor Michael Fabiano and sopranos Aprile Mille and Lucine Amara, all Metropolitan Opera regulars -- as [...]

BPO season opener is enchanting

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd It took Scheherazade 1001 nights to enchant her listeners, while the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra accomplished the same feat in one evening at the opening concert of the 2018-19 season. Saturday (Sept. 29) at The Forum in Binghamton, Maestro Daniel Hege showcased the virtuosity of the [...]

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TCO’s Ashbaker accepts new Westminster position

Tri-Cities Opera soon will be seeing a leadership change. The company’s general and artistic director, Susan S. Ashbaker, is assuming expanded duties at Westminster Choir College at Ryder University in Princeton, N.J., and therefore is resigning from part of her TCO position. Ashbaker, who has been an adjunct professor [...]

Talented SPARE cast boosts 'Big Fish'

Reviewed by George Basler NOTE: The review, because of scheduling conflicts, is based on a final dress rehearsal Thursday night (July 12). SPARE Productions deserves thanks for agreeing to the arrangement. While some Broadway hits -- Oklahoma, for example -- are recognizable to almost everyone, other musicals are what [...]

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