FAQ

From full scale productions at the 1500-seat Forum Theatre in downtown Binghamton to intimate and avant garde productions in our newly renovated black-box theater at the Tri-Cities Opera Center on Clinton Street, Tri-Cities Opera presents OPERA for EVERYONE!

Brilliant singing actors from all over the country come to Binghamton to take part in productions that range from quirky comedies to devastating dramas.  Whether you’re a seasoned opera veteran or looking to check out your first performance, there is something for everyone at Tri-Cities Opera.  Try it! Love it!

Forum

Where do the performances take place?

The Forum Theatre
236 Washington Street
Binghamton, New York

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Starting in October 2015, performances begin at 7:30PM on Friday evening and 3:00PM on Sunday afternoon.

Do I need to understand a foreign language?

NO! While all of our operas are performed in their original languages, you can still follow along and not miss a thing, because we use OPERATITLES or English translations projected above the stage. Some of our productions are in English as well.

Where do I park and what do I wear?

Parking is readily available in municipal parking lots and garages within one block of The Forum Theatre.  Regarding your attire, it’s your choice: tails, a dress, jeans and your new “Opera is the New Black” t-shirt or anything in between! Don’t have a t-shirt yet? Look for them in the Forum lobby during performances.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the TCO Box Office at (607) 772-0400.

How can I become more involved with the opera?

Become a part of the Tri-Cities Opera family by joining the Friends of Tri-Cities Opera. For a $35 tax deductible membership fee, you’ll meet new people, enjoy complimentary events, and much more! Friends of Tri-Cities Opera also help plan and execute many wonderful events each season.

Do you want to join us on the stage? Consider auditioning for our Volunteer Chorus or helping as a supernumerary (non-singing ensemble member).

For more information, call (607) 772-0400 or CLICK HERE.

When is curtain time?

Starting in Our 2015-2016 Season evening performances will begin at 7:30pm and matinees will begin at 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted).

Performances begin promptly! In consideration of other patrons and the artists, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate scene change or intermission.  Please allow adequate time for traffic, parking and inclement weather.  If purchasing tickets at the door or picking them up at the Will Call window, please arrive at least one half hour before curtain time.

How will I know the story before I go?

If you want to find out more about the story before attending the opera, or if you are just in the mood for some fun, food and music, attend a FREE Operalogue.  Our General Director presents a fun and informative preview with the Stage Director, Conductor and members of the cast presenting excerpts from the opera.  Operalogues are held on the Saturday before opening night at the Clinton Street Opera Center.  You can also hear them on WSKG; our local public radio station, during the week before each opening night.

NEWS FLASH! The operalogues are now free of charge! Now you can bring your whole family to enjoy an up-close and personal preview of the opera.  For more information, visit our Operalogues page.

Synopses of each of the season operas are also available here on our website on each production’s page and in the program book.

Is the Venue Accessible?

Wheel Chair Accessible seating is available via the main entrance of the Forum Theatre on the orchestra level.

Along with projecting Opera Titles above the stage during the performance, assisted listening devices are also available. Please ask an usher for assistance upon arrival.

Tri-Cities Opera Center

Where do the performances take place?

The Tri-Cities Opera Center
315 Clinton Street
Binghamton, New York

Click to view a location map

Signature Series performances begin at 7:30PM Thursday & Friday and 3:00PM on Saturday & Sunday afternoon.

Do I need to understand a foreign language?

NO! While all of our operas are performed in their original languages, you can still follow along and not miss a thing, because we use OPERATITLES or English translations projected above the stage. Some of our productions are in English as well.

Where do I park and what do I wear?

Parking is readily available in the opera center parking lot and the back lot of the Dollar General adjacent to the Tri-Cities Opera Center. Regarding your attire, it’s your choice: tails, a dress,  jeans and your new “Opera is the New Black” t-shirt or anything in between! Don’t have a t-shirt yet? Look for them in the lobby during performances.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the TCO Box Office at (607) 772-0400.

How can I become more involved with the opera?

Become a part of the Tri-Cities Opera family by joining the Friends of Tri-Cities Opera. For a $35 tax deductible membership fee, you’ll meet new people, enjoy complimentary events, and much more! Friends of Tri-Cities Opera also help plan and execute many wonderful events each season.

Do want to join us on the stage? Consider auditioning for our Volunteer Chorus or helping as a supernumerary (non-singing ensemble member).

For more information, call (607) 772-0400 or CLICK HERE.

When is curtain time?

Starting in Our 2015-2016 Season evening performances will begin at 7:30pm and matinees will begin at 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted).

Performances begin promptly! In consideration of other patrons and the artists, latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate scene change or intermission.  Please allow adequate time for traffic, parking and inclement weather.  If purchasing tickets at the door or picking them up at the Will Call window, please arrive at least one half hour before curtain time.

How will I know the story before I go?

If you want to find out more about the story before attending the opera, or if you are just in the mood for some fun, food and music, attend a FREE Operalogue.  Our General Director presents a fun and informative preview with the Stage Director, Conductor and members of the cast presenting excerpts from the opera.  Operalogues are held on the Saturday before opening night at the Clinton Street Opera Center.  You can also hear them on WSKG; our local public radio station, during the week before each opening night.

NEWS FLASH! The operalogues are now free of charge! Now you can bring your whole family to enjoy an up-close and personal preview of the opera.  For more information, visit our Operalogues page.

Synopses of each of the season operas are also available here on our website on each production’s page and in the program book.

Is the venue accessible?

The Tri-Cities Opera Center is Wheel Chair Accessible via an entrance near the rear parking lot, behind Dollar General.  We encourage patrons who need to use this entrance to call us and make arrangements to use it in advance as the entrance is closed to the general public.

Office Phone: 607.729.3444

We ask for your patience as we work to turn our 100 year old historic facility into a space that is friendly and accessible to all of our patrons.  At this time, no assisted listening devices are available at the Tri-Cities Opera Center.