Caitlin Gotimer Headlines Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s ‘Tosca’

By David Salazar

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is set to present Puccini’s “Tosca” this April.

The showcase, which is set for April 20 and 21 at the Mead Theatre of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, will be directed by Kathleen Clawson. Neal Gittleman conducts the score.

The opera stars Caitlin Gotimer in the title role, which she took on at Palm Beach Opera. She is joined by baritone Reginald Smith Jr. as Scarpia and Zach Borichevsky as Cavaradossi.

“These three spectacular singers, all making Dayton Opera debuts, have everything it takes to draw you in to Puccini’s exciting story,” said Clawson in an official press statement. “Adding to that, the costumes are sumptuous, and the sets are so realistically painted, you feel as though you are there. It’s all the spectacle one hopes for when going to see an opera.”