Tony Zancanella Executive Director
Opera Southwest

Tony Zancanella is the Executive Director of Opera Southwest, Albuquerque’s local professional opera.

During his tenure, the company has experienced robust growth in ticket sales, community support, and fiscal stability, all of which have enabled the company to pursue a daring artistic vision.

Mr. Zancanella holds a MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati, and has previously worked with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati May Festival.

Mr. Zancanella holds a degree in Voice Performance from the University of New Mexico, and has studied at Audencia Ecole de Management in Nantes, France. Outside of the field of opera, Mr. Zancanella provides management services to Ensemble Music New Mexico, a chamber music organization, and sits on the board of directors of New Mexico Health Connections, a not-for-profit co-operative health insurer.