Richard Bozic, Don Pedro
"Thou wast ever an obstinate heretic in the despite of beauty."

Richard Bozic is a diligent self-starter who is not afraid to forge his own path within the traditional musical landscape.  Starting off as a hard-rock musician, he gradually shifted his focus from the basement practice space where he was self-taught, to a classical education at the Peabody Conservatory.

Some of Mr. Bozic’s roles include Death in Gustav Holst’s Savitri, and Count Monterone in Rigoletto.  While at the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Bozic performed the role of Ferdy Rabenstein in the World Premiere of Thomas Benjamin’s The Alien Corn, and the role of Nello in the Ohio Premiere of William MacSems’ Mardi Gras. He also performed in the Cleveland Opera’s productions of Julius Caesar, Tosca, The Barber of Seville, The Pearl Fishers, The Magic Flute, and The Marriage of Figaro.

Along with opera, Mr. Bozic plans to do more work in crossover Musical Theater.  Some of the roles he's already performed include Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, The King in The King and I, and Tiger Brown in Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera.

While Mr. Bozic was working towards his degrees he participated in various Master Classes, such as being coached by the respected Broadway performer Donna McKechnie.  He also received quality acting instruction in Victoria Bussert’s Opera / Musical Theater Workshop at Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea,OH), and in Roger Brunyate’s Dramatic Text class at the Peabody Conservatory.  Some of Mr. Bozic’s honors and awards include the Peabody Merit Scholarship, Cleveland Foundation Scholarship, the Steven Knezevich Grant, and the Fortnightly Musical Club of Cleveland Scholarship.

Mr. Bozic graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with a Masters degree in Voice Performance/Pedagogy studying voice with William Sharp.  He earned his Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH.  He currently resides in Highland Park, New Jersey, which is acting as home base, as he is auditioning, performing, teaching and continuing study.