By Barb Van Atta Tri-Cities Opera’s board of directors will host a press conference July 24 to introduce TCO’s new general director, Susan Shiplett Ashbaker. The resident artist roster for the 2014-2015 season also will be announced at the event, which starts at 10 a.m. at the Opera Center, 315, Clinton St., Binghamton. Ashbaker will replace Reed Smith, who resigned Feb. 25 as general director. Smith recently was hired as executive director of Anchorage Opera in Alaska. Ashbaker has had more than 30 years of experience in the...
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