Young Artists Ashley Armstrong (Turandot, Kate Pinkerton inMadama Butterfly, Jenny Diver inThreepenny Opera and Meg inBrigadoon) and Max Zander (Pong inTurandot,US Beppe inPagliacci) actually met during CROpera's production ofTurandot in 2018, and the rest is romantic opera history. Max is a native of Great Neck, NY and Ashley grew up in Winterset, IA. Both have performed extensively across the US and are currently scheduled to return to Cedar Rapids in June 2021 as Carrie and Mr. Snow in Carousel.
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