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Binghamton, New York - April 7th, 2022: A lover and supporter of the arts especially the opera, Karleen Leveille will make her debut appearance in Syracuse’s Opera and Tri-Cities’ Opera first endeavor at co-producing Rossini’s Cinderella for Central New York and the Southern Tier. Karleen will serve as a Supernumerary (super) where she will act and improvise on stage as an extra in various scenes.

“I have always enjoyed the opera and to perform in one where I will be fully immersed with talented performers is beyond my wildest dreams. I’m also excited to be pushed outside my creative comfort zone where I can develop my improvisational and strengthen my performance abilities. Through this experience, I will be better suited for seasoned roles and am glad that I can lay down that foundation because of Tri-Cities opera. I’m extremely honored that I was invited to participate.”

In addition to her role; Karleen will participate in promotional activities including a social media takeover of Tri-Cities Instagram and a behind-the-scenes look on her social media platforms.

Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) will first entertain audiences at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton on April 10, 2022 and then be remounted at the Oncenter’s Crouse Hinds theater in Syracuse on May 1, 2022. Karleen will appear in both performances.

About Karleen Leveille: Karleen Leveille is an Emmy award-winning Producer and News Anchor. She is the owner of KLeveille Entertainment, a production company that transformed the entertainment industry with innovative content and productions. Its purpose is to create content that changes the life of the person watching it, changes the life of the person being featured, or changes the lives of both.

Her content has been seen across the globe on airlines and nationally on networks including the Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS, and the Discovery Channel. In addition, Karleen has broken barriers in her industry by becoming the first woman and the first of color to direct Fandango's 2017 coverage of Comic-Con. Karleen has also overseen campaigns and experiential events for Google, Spectrum, Verizon, and Politico.

Karleen currently anchors 12 News Morning, a morning show for CBS affiliate WBNG 12 News in New York that precedes CBS Mornings with Gayle King.

About Tri-Cities Opera: Tri-Cities Opera embraces artistic excellence, civic impact, and inclusivity, and seeks to build community by valuing people at every stage in their journey of loving and creating opera. TCO’s mission is the production of professional quality opera using the talents of young artists.

Tri-Cities Opera enriches, enhances, and engages its community through the power of live musical storytelling. Its Resident Artist Training Program offers aspiring opera singers a unique blend of instruction and practical experience. Its set and costume rental business is a resource for regional companies around the nation. Additionally, TCO brings fully produced children’s operas to over 17,000 school-age children per year.

Founded in 1949, Tri-Cities Opera has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, honored by the National Board of Directors of Opera America, received the President's Medal from Binghamton University, and was awarded the prestigious New York State Council on the Arts Governor's Award. Tri-Cities Opera is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

About Syracuse Opera: With core values of Artistic Excellence, Integrity, and Community Enrichment, Syracuse Opera enriches the lives of the people of upstate New York through locally produced opera, the one all-inclusive art form that celebrates the beauty of the human singing voice through the spectacle of live theatre.

Fully staged performances featuring both world-class singers and local talent delight audiences across Central New York with traditional productions, imaginative new interpretations, and innovative contemporary works.

Founded in 1974, Syracuse Opera is the only year-round professional opera company in Central New York. Syracuse Opera is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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