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October 25, 2014
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Opera Fairbanks hires new Executive Director.
Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) — Opera Fairbanks Founder Cassandra Tilly has been named the company's new Executive Director and first full-time employee. Ms. Tilly holds degrees in vocal performance from Rice University and law from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
"Hiring our first full-time employee is a huge step for the company," said Opera Fairbanks President Thomas Gross. "Cassandra's personal drive and investment in Opera Fairbanks, as well as a passion for the operatic arts, make this a perfect fit."
Cassandra Tilly founded Opera Fairbanks in December 2005 with fellow opera enthusiasts Theresa Reed, Morgan (Bill) Reed, and James Holm. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Tilly served on the Board of Directors of Opera Fairbanks and was a practicing attorney in Fairbanks.
Opera Fairbanks is the nation's farthest north professional opera company. It is the only professional company in Interior Alaska devoted solely to opera production.