Preview: Tri Cities Opera 2014-2015 Season

Published 06/18 2014 04:33PM

Updated 06/18 2014 05:13PM

Revenge, revelry, redemption. Those are the themes for the next season of Tri Cities Opera.

The opera company and singer training program released its upcoming schedule today.

The fall production will be Verdi's Rigoletto, examining the tragic tale of revenge gone bad.

It will feature the return of baritone Guido LeBron, himself a Tri-Cities alumnus, in the title role that is one of his specialties.

The winter production will be Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers which TCO hasn't performed in 19 years.

And the season rounds out with Gounod's Faust next Spring.

The opera also has a new Music Director joining it next season, Steven Crawford, who's also an accomplished vocal coach.

"He was named vocal coach of the year by Classical Singer Magazine recently. He will conduct all 3 main stage productions. He is also concurrently on the music faculty at Binghamton University in our joint degree program, Master of Music and Opera," said interim general director Judy Berry.

The poster artwork for all three shows was created by Keith Rosko this year.

Rosko is an art teacher at Chenango Forks High School and let his students follow the progression of his work.

"They got to see the artwork get produced, get scanned, get turned into a finished poster. They got to see multiple computer programs get used in setting type. And now they're actually going to get to see the final product. To have the students be able to be intimately involved in the process every step of the way was even more exciting," said Rosko.

TCO is continuing its 65 and So Alive fundraising campaign to help pay for improvements to its complex on Clinton Street in Binghamton.

For more information or to purchase season tickets, call the box office at 772-0400 or go to

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