Educational Outreach

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For over 40  years, Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artists have been venturing to schools all over New York State and Northern Pennsylvania to present Children’s Operas and concerts.

Named as a nod to Binghamton’s famous carousels, the program reaches as many as 20,000 children each year.

Learn about Opera-Go-Round

Students

Student Tickets

TCO Mainstage Operas at The Forum Theatre and Savoca Hibbitt Hall

Students are offered a special rate for all of the main stage productions at the Forum Theatre and Savoca Hibbitt Hall in Binghamton, NY. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the complete opera experience including beautiful singing, colorful sets and costumes, and professional musicians. Excellent for students of foreign languages, literature, history and music.

Call the TCO Box Office at (607) 772-0400 for tickets and additional information.

Twitter Zone!

A section of the balcony at The Forum Theatre has been set aside as “The Twitter Zone”. Tweet selfies and hashtag your experience from your silenced and flash free mobile devices. Live in the moment and share the moment with all your followers!

#TRICITIESOPERA  #OPERAISTHENEWBLACK

educationAdult Education

We firmly believe that learning does not end when school does.  In the spirit of continuing education, we offer free opera related educational programming to adults as well.

Opera Preview

General Director Susan S. Ashbaker and the creative team offer insightful, witty commentary while members of the cast sing selections from the opera and give you a glimpse into their characters’ hearts and souls. Click here to view dates and times for our upcoming Opera Previews

After-Word

15 minutes directly after the performance at the Forum Theatre and directly after every performance at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, the cast and creative team will reappear on stage for a post-show talk back.  Audience members are encouraged to stick around and learn about the opera itself and the production process. Q&A session included.

Opera Chorus

Tri-Cities Opera is fortunate to have a select volunteer chorus. These dedicated and talented people are chosen by audition at the beginning of each season. Joining the Tri-Cities Opera Chorus ensures a unique and rewarding experience. It is an ideal opportunity to better individual vocal technique, musicianship, and knowledge of foreign languages, while receiving first-hand stage experience from some of the industry’s most sought-after professionals. Tri-Cities Opera Chorus members also enjoy complimentary tickets to each mainstage production, as well as invitations to special dinners and all after-parties. For more information about auditions click Here

Don’t Sing? Tri-Cities Opera also uses Supernumeraries (non singing extras) in almost every production.  Please contact us at auditions@tricitiesopera.org to volunteer as a “super”.

National Opera Week

National Opera Week is an event held in the fall annually to celebrate Opera as an art form.  In conjunction with other Opera America member companies, Tri-Cities Opera offers several free events to heighten and broaden our patrons’ enjoyment of opera.  Our yearly offerings may include free open masterclasses, facility tours, mock auditions, social media campaigns and more!

Join us as we celebrate National Opera Week and check back here for more details!

Lunchtime Learning

Join Susan Ashbaker and varied guess at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton Street for fun and spirited conversation that revolves around topics relevant to the upcoming opera season and includes tie-ins to other operas as well. Call TCO at 607-772-0400 to reserve your place. The event is free, but space is limited. Bring your lunch and Susan will get the conversation started! For more information click Here.