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Fall 2020 Performance Dates

Choralcopia - Frost Opera Theater and Choral Studies 

Location: UM Gusman Concert Hall
Date: October 9, 2020, 7:30 pm
 
TBA Repertoire.  Frost Opera Theater looks forward to collaborating with Frost Choral Studies Ensembles for the third year in a row.  Previous collaborations included large opera chorus scene excerpts from Orfeo ed Euridice, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, L'elisir d'amore, The Merry Widow, and Candide.
 

Menotti ReMixed - A New Look at the Operas of Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber

Location: Clarke Recital Hall
Date: November 11 and 12, 2020, 7:30 pm
 
Composer surveys and thematic programs continually comprise Frost Opera Theater student performance.  Past programs have included Britten and Beyond, Verismo Variations, SuperNatural Scenes, Visions of Orpheus, MozArtMostly@Opera Scenes in Concert, and Lully to Debussy.
For Fall 2020, opera students will delve deep into the works of Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber with scene excerpts selected from Menotti's Amelia at the Ball, The Medium, The Telephone, Maria Golovin, The Old Maid and the Thief, The Consul, Help Help the Globolinks, The Last Savage, Goya, and Barber's Hand of Bridge, Vanessa,  Antony and Cleopatra.

Spring 2021 Performance Dates

Frost Opera Theater Masquerade 2021!
Featuring Seven Short Operas

Operas by Paul Hindemith, Tom Johnson, Dennis Kam, Leanna Kirchoff, Darius Milhaud, Peter Winkler
With Frost Symphony Orchestra


Location: UM Gusman Concert Hall
Dates: March 5 and 6, 2021, 7:30 pm

Frost Opera Theater Opera continues to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 with safety and artistic innovation. The success of Menotti ReMixed in Fall 2020 is now followed by seven short operatic masterworks in live performance comprising Frost Opera Theater Masquerade 2021!:

Neoclassic Classics
Les Malheurs d'Orphée (The Misfortunes of Orpheus) by Darius Milhaud, 1926
Hin und Zurück (Back and Forth) by Paul Hindemith, 1927

A Menotti ReMixed Encore
A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti, 1959

Early Minimalism
Excerpts from The Four Note Opera by Tom Johnson

21st Century Operas
Opera 101 (An opera 'spoofa') by Dennis Kam, 2009
Fox Fables (Three Short Tales of Conscience) by Peter Winkler and Rhoda Levine, 2011
Scrapbookers (A Micro Operetta) by Leanna Kirchoff, 2015


In a Grove

(Opera Development Workshop)
Music by Christoper Cerrone, Libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
 
Location: Frost School of Music
Date: Week of April 19
 
Frost Opera Theater collaborates with Ensemble Ibis for an end of semester music workshop of this opera-in-progress, an opera commissioned by LA Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Austin Opera.  A silent, waiting grove.  A violent encounter between a Samurai and his wife and a notorious brigand.  Seven testimonies, each offering up a different perspective on the crime.  Note: This workshop will not be a publicly attended event.