2021-2022 Season

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Fall 2021 Performance Dates

Opera Scenes
Location: Clarke Recital Hall
Dates: November 17 and 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Alan Johnson, program and music director
Jeffrey Buchman, stage director
 
Student performers will display their command of musical and theatrical talents in staged opera scenes. The program features excerpts drawn from the core of operatic repertory.

Spring 2022 Performance Dates

Concert Under the Stars
 
Location: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N. Birch Rd., Fort Lauderdale
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
 
Frost Opera Theater students inaugurate the return of live music on the 2022 Bonnet House Concert Series with a live outdoor performance on the beautiful Bonnet House Veranda with complimentary wine, cookies, and coffee. This magical performance featuring the most beloved works of our time has been a marquee favorite at the estate for the past fifteen years. 
 
More information at bonnethouse.org
 

 
The Leopard - World Premiere
Music by Michael Dellaira, Libretto by J.D. McClatchy
 
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Dates: March 5 and 6, 2022, 3:00 pm
 
Frost Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - Conductor
Jeffrey Buchman - Stage Director
Alan Johnson - Music Director
Featuring Frost Opera Theater Students and Frost Voice Faculty - Kim Josephson, Robynne Redmon, Frank Ragsdale, and guest artist Kevin Short.
 
The opera is based on the internationally acclaimed 1958 novel Il Gattopardo by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957), a Sicilian aristocrat who chronicled the changes in Sicily during the revolutionary times of the Italian Risorgimento. Lampedusa’s protagonist is Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, and known as "The Leopard" for his commanding personality. A member of an impoverished aristocracy, soon to be obsolete, the Prince reluctantly adjusts to the modern world to guarantee his family’s future – and in doing so, sacrifices the happiness of one of them.

Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra premiere this third opera collaboration by composer Michael Dellaira and poet/librettist J.D. McClatchy, completed shortly before the passing of Mr. McClatchy in 2018. Their previous operatic collaborations included The Secret Agent (2011) and The Death of Webern (2013).

The latter opera was recorded at the Frost School of Music to critical acclaim in 2015 and released on Albany Records in 2016.
 

 
The Music of Anthony Davis
 
Location: Gusman Concert Hall
Date: April 15, 2022, 7:30 pm
Ensemble Ibis 
Shawn Crouch - Director and Conductor
Frost Opera Theater
Alan Johnson Music Director, Jeffrey Buchman - Stage Director
 
Opera News called Frost 2022 Distinguished Visiting Composer-In-Residence Anthony Davis "a national treasure," for his pioneering work in opera:  The Life and Times of Malcolm X - New York City Opera, Amistad - Chicago Lyric Opera, Wakonda's Dream - Opera Omaha, Under the Double Moon - St. Louis Opera. He was awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music for the opera The Central Park Five premiered at Long Beach Opera. The program includes excerpts from Davis’ operas and other works.