2016 - 2017 Season

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Fall 2016 Performance and Event Dates

Master Class with Bass-Baritone Kevin Short

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20 and 21

Master Class with Stage Director Nicholas Muni

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1 and 2

Music from Yale - Two Excerpts from My Friend’s Story

Opera by Martin Bresnik (UM Distinguished Composer in Residence), and librettist J.D. McClatchy, performed with the UM White Ibis New Music Ensemble.
Date: Monday, October 10

Master Class with Pantomime Artist Nina Martin

Date: Tuesday, October 18

Opera Scenes - In Concert

Frost Opera Theater students present Classical and Bel Canto repertoire, revealing operatic influences on Stravinsky's great neoclassical opera, The Rake’s Progress, slated for Frost Opera Theater performance in March 2017. 
Date: Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM

Dido and Aeneas - In Concert

Henry Purcell's extraordinary opera dating from the mid-1680s is a fifty-minute miracle steeped in romance, sorcery, and high tragedy, recognized as the first opera superlatively set in English. 
Date: Friday, November 11, 7:30 PM
Location: Gusman Hall 

Wall to Wall Opera For All 

FREE and open to the public, featuring undergraduate and graduate curriculum performances.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 12 - 4 p.m.

Spring 2017 Performance and Event Dates

Young Artist Series

Frost Opera Theater returns for its annual performance at the beautiful Bonnet House Estate in Fort Lauderdale. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens Young Artist Series present some of the finest young talents in South Florida each season. 
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

The Rake’s Progress, by Igor Stravinsky

Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra present a staged production of Stravinsky’s only full-length opera in English, featuring his most lyrical score. The Rake’s Progress, inspired by the operas of Mozart, is a pastiche of a late 18th - century opera with a brilliant verse libretto by poet W.H. Auden.
Dates: Thursday, March 2, 7:30 PM & Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Beyond by Mary Ellen Childs and Claire Porter

New opera workshop supported by Opera America Grants for Female Composers and the John Duffy Institute for New Opera.
Guests: Mary Ellen Childs – composer
Claire Porter – librettist
Liz Engelman – dramaturg
Libby Larsen – composer/artistic director –John Duffy Institute for New Opera
Bob McGrath – stage director – Ridge Theater, New York
Charles Jarden – Artistic Director, American Opera Projects, New York
Dates: Monday through Friday, April 24 – 28