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"Simply Streisand" Comes To The Forum Theater, Replaces "Marie Begins"

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Tri-Cities Opera announced on Tuesday that international award-winning Streisand Tribute Artist Carla Del Villaggio's performance of "Simply Streisand" will be replacing the production of "Marie Begins" due to financial reasons. The benefit concert will take place at the Forum Theater on February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Carla Del Villaggio is an alumna of Binghamton University's MM in Opera program and the TCO Resident Artist Training Program. TCO's current Resident Artists will join Del Villaggio in duets. 

"We really love to feature locally connected artists whenever we can," said John Rozzoni, TCO Executive Director. "It's really cool that she really got her start sort of in the professional performing opera industry here in Binghamton."

Rozzoni says "Marie Begins" would have lost the company nearly $40,000. 

"TCO is not currently in the position to take on this financial burden," said Rozzoni. 

By holding "Simply Streisand" at the Forum Theater, the performance will be able to reach the same amount of ticket holders in one show compared to multiple productions of "Marie Begins." 

Orchestra tickets range from $19-59 and can be reserved on the Tri-Cities Opera website or by calling the box office at (607) 772-0400.