2014 - 2015 Season

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Fall 2014 Performance and Event Dates

Verismo Variations—Staged Opera Scenes by Puccini, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni

Thursday, November 13 & Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. 
Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Alan Johnson, artistic director

The Clarke Recital Hall stage will be charged with emotional realism when students from the Frost Opera Theater apply their craft in operatic scenes exemplifying the Italian style known as verismo. Music by Puccini, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni will be the focus. Arising in the late 19th century, the verismo style sought to bring naturalism to operatic stories and compositions distinguished by realistic-and often sordid or violent-depictions of everyday life and unbridled passions. Performances performed with piano; stage direction by Robynne Redmon, Chris O’Connor, and Alan Johnson.  
Free admission

Il tabarro—Frost Opera Theater

Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini, Part 1 of Il Trittico (“the Triptych”)
Alan Johnson, artistic director

Throughout the 2014-15 season, Frost Opera Theater presents Puccini’s Il Trittico, or “the Triptych,” a collection of three one-act operas: Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. The trilogy opens with a concert presentation of Il tabarro (“The Cloak”).  Vocal performance faculty are featured in the lead roles in this single concert performance with bass-baritone Kevin Short as the barge owner Michele, soprano Esther Jane Hardenbergh as his wife Giorgetta, tenor Tony Boutté as the stevedore Luigi and secret lover of Giorgetta, and mezzo-soprano Robynne Redmon as La Frugola (the Rummager).  Frost Opera Theater students complete the cast in this story of misery and murder along the River Seine in Paris. Frost Opera Theater program director Alan Johnson leads the ensemble from the piano.
Free admission.

Wall To Wall Opera For All Festival

Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Nancy Green Rehearsal Hall
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Frost Opera Theater joins with Frost MusicReach, the award-winning music outreach program that provides free after-school music lessons and experiences for underserved students in Miami-Dade County, in its annual program of opera education for children of all ages when Giacomo Puccini arrives with tales and excerpts of his operatic life and work. Additional Wall to Wall highlights include presentations for the opera-buff and novice alike featuring Frost students in scenes, arias, and class projects.
Free admission

Spring 2015 Performance and Event Dates

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens Young Artists Series

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Frost Opera Theater returns for an eighth year for a performance under the stars on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate.  The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens welcomes some of the finest young talents in South Florida each season. The Bonnet House’s Young Artist Music series takes place in and around the house with the concert taking place on the veranda lawn beneath the moon and stars. Sweet music, balmy starlit nights, and the setting of Bonnet House combine for a truly unique experience.

by Giacomo Puccini

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Alan Johnson, artistic director

Frost Opera Theater rounds out their season of Puccini’s romantic masterpiece Il trittico, with the two final one-act operas of the trilogy: Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica.


An opera in two acts, with music by Michael Dellaira, libretto by J. D. McClatchy
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.
Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Hall
Alan Johnson, artistic director