Tri-Cities Opera is presenting a double bill its labeled ‘Opera Undressed’.

The production combines Maurice Ravel’s one act opera “L’heure Espagnole” with a collection of cabaret songs by Arnold Schoenberg titled “Brettl-Lieder.”

In L’heure Espagnole, which translates to “The Spanish Hour”, Mary Beth Nelson plays a clock-maker’s wife who hosts a series of lovers over the course of one hour while her husband is out fixing the town’s clocks.

Brettl-Lieder, performed by Stacey Geyer, is a collection of slightly naughty, highly-melodic songs with clever piano accompaniment.

“They’re a little risque, they’re a little funny. And we’ve put them together through the lens of the 1950’s starlet Marilyn Monroe.  So, she’s the starring character in this cycle of songs. And the connective tissue is created by quotes form her in her life, things she said, things she wrote,” said Director of Community Engagement John Rozzoni.

The production runs this weekend and next at Savoca-Hibbit Hall on Clinton Street in Binghamton.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $40 for general seating and $50 for premium plus special offers to sit near the stage and be a part of the action.

For tickets, go to or call (607) 772-0400.