Praised for his “light lyric tenor voice” and “fine musicality” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Pacific Northwest based tenor John Marzano frequents operatic, recital and concert stages alike. Highlights from his 2017/2018 season include, Camille de Rosillon in Tacoma Opera's production of Lehar's The Merry Widow, Tony in Tacoma Symphony's performance of Bernstein's West Side Story Suite and Lord Arturo Bucklaw in Vashon Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor


        Highlights from his  2016/2017 season include, Giuseppe in Verdi’s La Traviata with Seattle Opera, Hermosa in Offenbach’s L’ile de Tulipatan and Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Crested Butte Music Festival and Tenor Soloist in Handel’s The Messiah with Federal Way Symphony. Mr. Marzano was most recently seen as


         Other recent operatic roles include, Ferrando Così fan tutte (NEC Opera), Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia (PLU Summer Opera), Tamino Die Zauberflöte (PLU Opera), Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi (PLU Opera), Jupiter Semele (PLU Opera), Mr. Upfold Albert Herring (PLU Opera).


        Mr. Marzano has received numerous awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council including District and Regional Encouragement Awards and was also named the Northwest District Winner in 2013 and 2015. He recently finished a season at the Crested Butte Music Festival where he was awarded the music festival’s Rosalind Jackson Award for Excellence.

       Mr. Marzano earned his Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University in 2013. He also studied at the New England Conservatory in 2014-15. 

       A newly announced 2018/19 season brings Mr. Marzano to Seattle opera for a total of four productions. He will be seen onstage as Ruiz in Verdi's Il Trovatore , as well as Le Remendado in Bizet's Carmen. He will also be covering the roles of Prologue/Peter Quint in Seattle Opera's production of Benjamin Britten's Turn of The Screw covering the role of Steve Wozniak in the West Coast premiere of Mason Bates' The [R]evolution of Steve Jobs. In late 2018 he will also be joining Symphony Tacoma as the Tenor Soloist for their performance of Handel's


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