2017-2018 Preview Gala

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We are blowing away the gray of winter with our Preview Gala announcement of our 2017-2018 season on March 25, 2017 at 6:30PM.

Morris Robinson will host as we unveil our coming season! Recognized for his sublime, resonant voice and powerful stage presence, Mr. Robinson was once an All-American football player. From running back to rumbling bass he now performs at the great opera houses of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera.

This extraordinary event features a delectable gourmet tapas menu (created by P.S. Restaurant) with each course themed around the productions in our coming season. You’ll hear selections from each opera, have the chance to bid on extravagant and luxurious silent auction items, and revel in an evening of opera-themed fun.

Complimentary red, white, and sparkling wines (provided by LiquorTown) will be selected by the chef to perfectly pair with your meal; or enjoy the top-shelf cash bar.

Glimpse the spectacular new artwork and listen as our fabulous Resident Artists sing selections from the coming operas.

Can you guess what is coming based on this delectable menu?

First Course:

Succulent, house-made cavatelli and fresh ciliegine (mozzarella)  in a smokey, scorched  tomato  sauce.  Finished with grated Asiago.

Second Course:

Delicately crafted, chilled mango spring roll over an asian pork & slaw salad. Dressed with a sweet mélange of garlic, rice vinegar, and red chili.

Third Course:

Crisp, orange-horseradish-crusted,  jumbo shrimp over a quinoa pilaf medley.  Finished with a Grand Marnier l’orange sauce.

Dessert:

Sumptuous vanilla custard topped with a crackling layer of caramelized cane sugar. Presented on a painted plate with chocolate covered strawberries.

More on Morris Robinson:

  • A shatteringly great performance by bass Morris Robinson … Singing with an extraordinary blend of power and fluidity, and projecting with effortless ease throughout the reaches of the house.

    – Joshua Kosman, SFGate.com

  • [Morris Robinson] stole the show with his sublime voice. It is at the same time round and sonorous and golden, yet very focused, and from his opening solo line on ‘Mors stupebit’ – delivered with sinister drama – the audience was aware that this was the man of the match.

    – Barry Creasy, musicomh.com

  • Tall and burly, [Robinson] dominates the stage as Ferrando, and his firm, opulent tone seems to pour forth from another world. He delivers the captain’s rhythmically elaborate music with more care than most…

    – Marion Lignana Rosenberg, The Classical Review

  • Mr. Robinson intoned his phrases, as his rich, resonant depth surrounded those of us in the balcony like a warm blanket during a frigid night.

    – Fred Kirshnit, New York Sun

For a more comprehensive picture of Mr. Robinson’s career visit morrisrobinson.com
Want to sponsor the Preview Gala?

We have packages starting at $250.  We would love to have you on board. Click this link for our  Preview Gala Sponsor Letter and this link for our Preview Gala Sponsorship Form.

Want to donate to the Silent Auction?

Click this link for our Preview Gala Silent Auction Donation Letter and this link for our Preview Gala Silent Auction Donation Form.

2017-2018
Preview Gala!

Saturday, March 25, 2017
6:30pm – 10:30pm

SAVOCA HIBBITT HALL
Tri-Cities Opera Center
315 Clinton St. Binghamton, NY 13905

607 772 0400

$125 per person

Sponsored by:

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