Rimrock Opera presents its
annual spring fundraiser, OperaFest, scheduled for
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Yellowstone Country
Club, 5707 Bobby Jones Blvd. in Billings, Mont.
OperaFest offers an upscale silent auction, fine
dining, music and a delightful evening of live opera
$100 prepaid reservations
$110 at the door
call 406-671-2214 for
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Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and
no-host cocktails, followed by a gourmet dinner with
select wines. Attire is as formal as the guest
wishes. A highlight of the evening will be
performances from the artists of the upcoming opera,
Proceeds from OperaFest directly offset costs of the
main stage productions.
Master of ceremonies will be
Rimrock Opera's Artistic Director, Douglas Nagel.
A wide selection of
silent and live auction items are available for the
is a great opportunity to hear these professional
vocal artists, whose voices can fill large theaters,
as they perform in a more intimate setting.
For reservations or
information about OperaFest, contact any ROC
board member; or call 671-2214.
Tickets are currently on sale
Alberta Bair Theater Box Office, by calling
406-256-6052, or by visiting the Rimrock Opera
website. Ticket prices range from $21 to $46, with
student half price tickets available.
performance date is Sat. April 27 @ 7:30 pm
For reservations and more
information on OperaFest, call 406-671-2214, visit
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March 29, 2013 12:30 am
Rimrock Opera presents OperaFest, an evening of live
opera entertainment, fine dining, with upscale live
and silent auctions on Saturday, April 6, at the
Yellowstone Country Club.
Festivities begin at
6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and no-host cocktails,
followed by a gourmet Middle East dinner with select
Master of ceremonies is Rimrock Opera's
artistic director Douglas Nagel. Tom Towe is
auctioneer. Rimrock Opera Chorus for Kids (ROCK)
takes the stage to open the show. The cast of the
upcoming opera "Aida" performing at OperaFest
includes Andrea Garritano, Christopher Bengochea,
Michelle Berger, Dennis Rupp, Robert Aaron Taylor,
Carolyn Coefield and Daren Small. Accompanists are
MaryKate Hotaling and Jan Halmes.
OperaFest is a
unique opportunity to meet and hear these
professional artists in an intimate setting.
auction items include a jewelry piece from
Montague’s, an African photo safari for two, and an
appearance in a main stage opera. Other auction
favorites include two private gourmet dinners for
eight by prominent chefs, and a wine and hors
d’oeuvre party for 20 by City Vineyard and Tom
Nelson Catering, all featuring live opera
Advance reservations are $100 or
$110 at the door. To reserve your place or for more
information on OperaFest, call 406-671-2214 or visit
CASEY PAGE/Gazette Staff
Rimrock Opera board president Cindy Butler, left,
and ROC financial officer Darci Hertz show Egyptian
items that will be up for bidding at the OperaFest
auction April 6.