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Streaming online, now through December 31.

Gather Together

A Musical Potluck

Watch, eat, and gather.

In the spirit of beloved holiday specials, Gather Together: A Musical Potluck is a joyful reminder that across all cultures and most holidays, we celebrate by assembling with friends and family over delicious meals. This streaming event features resident artist alums Tesia Kwarteng and Jake Stamatis hosting as they return to the togetherness of a traditional holiday meal. They are joined by a smorgasbord of celebrated TCO performers, each offering up a musical “dish-to-pass” by performing your favorites (and soon-to-be favorites) from opera, broadway, and pop. Family-oriented and available to stream for free, we hope you’ll make this special a part of your festivities as you “Gather Together” and celebrate this year.

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Performance Information

Run Time

Approximately 45 minutes.


Performed in English with English closed captioning.


Streamed online.


Dec 5

Mon–Fri: 12pm–5pm


Tesia Kwarteng
Jake Stamatis
Meroë Khalia Adeeb
Emily Geller
Aaron Stepanek
Timothy Stoddard
Brad Bickhardt*
Robert Flora*
Brad Bickhardt*
Robert Flora*
Melissa Joseph*
Amanda Staub*
Hagar Adam
Emma Bennett
Alexander Bonner
Kelsey Watts
Melissa Joseph*
Amanda Staub*
Hagar Adam
Emma Bennett
Alexander Bonner
Kelsey Watts
Maria Aimoniotis
Kevin Bryant
Kelsey Watts
Maria Aimoniotis
Kevin Bryant
Jeremy Galyon
Ü Lee
Gina Moscato
William Snyder
WSKG Classical Music Director
* denotes current Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artist
denotes Binghamton University MM Opera candidate

Creative Team

Frances Rabalais
Music Director
John Cockerill

April 10, 2022

Erin Alcorn


2020–21 Resident Artist

2020/21 Season at TCO: Adina in The Elixir of Love; Francine in Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers; Semi-Finalist in TCO Next: A Virtual Vocal Competition; Miranda (stand-in) in Miranda: A Steampunk VR ExperienceCocoa & Carols

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Recently: Soprano soloist, Messiah (Pennsbury Community Chorus); Soloist, Historic St. George’s UMC Christmas Concert; Chorus member, The Love of Three Oranges (Opera Philadelphia)

Last updated May 2021

Tshombe Selby


2020/21 Season at TCO: Nemorino in Opera and Beer! The Elixir of Love (2021)

Hometown: Manteo, NC

Recently: Il Podestà, La finta giardiniera (Binghamton University); Chorus, Porgy and Bess (The Metropolitan Opera); Chorus, Götterdämmerung (The Metropolitan Opera); Alfredo, La traviata (Elizabeth R & Company)

Upcoming: Chorus, Fire Shut Up in My Bones (The Metropolitan Opera)

Last updated May 2021

Robert Flora


2020/21 Season at TCO: Belcore in The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Owings, MD

Recently: Peter, Hansel and Gretel (Binghamton University); Nardo, La finta giardiniera (Binghamton University); Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro (Mansfield University); Papageno, Die Zauberflöte (Mansfield University)

Last updated May 2021

Jenni Bank


2020/21 Season at TCO: Dr. Dulcamara in Opera and Beer! The Elixir of Love (2021)

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

TCO Debut: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2015)

Recently: Gertrude, Hänsel und Gretel (Cape Town Opera)*; Marquise de Birkenfeld, The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera Orlando)*; Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro (Hawaii Opera Theatre); The Mother, The Consul (Baltimore Concert Opera)

*cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19

Upcoming: Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance (Anchorage Opera); Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin (Opera Omaha)

Last updated May 2021