Tri-Cities Opera has chosen an alumnus of its Resident Artists Training program to be its new leader.

John Rozzoni takes over for Susan Ashbaker who will stay on as TCO’s Artistic Director.

Rozzoni first came to Binghamton to sing for TCO 10 years ago and later became the company’s first Director of Community Engagement during which time he helped to develop the Preview Gala and Opera and Beer events.

Rozzoni, who spent the last 2 years as House Operations Director at BU’s Anderson Center, says he isn’t the only former resident artist who has maintained ties to the company.

Rozzoni says, “We’ll be utilizing Jill Gardner this year, who was a resident artist several years ago, as our Tosca.  There’s lots of returning artists from last year.  Many exciting, familiar faces but also every year we bring in a crop of new people who become our familiar faces and are eager to return when they have the opportunity.”

Rozzoni’s first day is July 1st, which is also the day single show tickets go on sale for next season.

Season tickets are already on sale.

The season will consist of Puccini’s “Tosca” in October at the Forum, the world premiere of “Marie Begins” in which the audience helps to determine the outcome in February and March and Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” in April and May.

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