NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana

Rimrock Opera Presents Puccini’s Tosca

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 Bair Theater.

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.

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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts  -  2317 Montana Avenue - Billings, MT 59101
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Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-591-9535