Rimrock Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca, an edge-of-the-seat
action tale set amid political dissent in 1800 Rome.
Performances are April 30 and May 1 2011 at the Alberta
Floria Tosca’s lovers, Mario Cavaradossi and Baron Scarpia,
one of the most malevolent villains in all of opera, are
catapulted into a love-hate-terror triangle while Puccini’s
grippingly enchanting music rockets the audience to a heart
stopping double-twist ending.
Cassandra Norville sings Tosca with Jeffrey Grant Kitto as
Cavaradossi. Scarpia is sung by Douglas Nagel, who also
produces and directs.
A Billings native, Norville received a Bachelor of Music
Degree from the University of Montana, followed by a Master
of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music
in Boston. Having performed worldwide, Norville, now makes
her home in Phoenix, Ariz. with her family.
The cast is rounded out with Daren Small as Angelotti,
William Mouat as Sacristan, Derek Larson as Spoletto and
David Otey as Sciarrone. Tosca also features youth from
Rimrock Opera’s Chorus for Kids (ROCK), under the direction
of Amy Logan.
Maestro Andy Anderson, Artistic Director of Mobile Opera in
Alabama since 2008, conducts the Rimrock Opera Orchestra.
On Anderson’s debut with Mobile Opera, conducting Lucia di
Lammermoor, the Mobile Press Register commented on Maestro
Anderson’s “impressive debut.” Paul Horsley, of the Kansas
City Star said, “To hold together like this and make it fun
for performers and listeners is a rare gift.”
Purchase your opera tickets for the Saturday, April 30,
7:30 p.m. or the Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m. performance at the
Alberta Bair Theater box office or call 406-256-6052.