This July, Cassandra will premier the role of Philine in a newly commissioned chamber version of Mignon by local Arizona composer William Clay with
Arizona Chamber Opera. Performance on July 15th at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Cassandra will be featured in "Arizona Voices," a quartet of professional singers giving performances in the Phoenix Metro Area this summer in
a concert of patriotic songs, hymns, and favorites. Book Arizona Voices for your event here.
The 2017 season of Arizona Opera's OperaTunity Troupe just concluded, having given over 100 performances of "Rusalka: The Littlest Mermaid" by Dvorak where
Cassandra played Rusalka's sister and The Prince's sister, and "Opera 101" for elementary and middle schools all across Arizona.
Cassandra recently completed the 2016/2017 season with Arizona Opera where she was featured in the 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration with
Frederike von Stade, Rusalka, and Madama
Butterfly. Next season, she has been cast in Tosca and Candide. More info on the 2017/2018 season here.
In November 2017, Cassandra premiered the Mezzo Diva role in the premier of OperAtics II, a
two woman (and one man!) show exploring the friendly rivalry between mezzos and sopranos, while weaving in beautiful snippets of opera and popular music. Performances were part of
the Lunchtime Theater Series at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix.
Cassandra recently completed the Complete Package Performer Audition Bootcamp in San Francisco, where she spent an intensive week of polishing repertoire in master classes, workshops and one on one sessions with Stage Director Jose Maria Condemi, Master Voice
Teacher Jane Randolph, Musical Theatre for Classical Singers Specialist Stephen Guggenheim, Creating With Confidence Coach Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai, Musical Coach and Pianist Jeffrey Sykes ,
Marketing for Singers and Overcoming Performance Anxiety Expert Kristina Driskill and Voice Teacher and Dramatic Coach, Susan Gundunas.