Frost Opera Theater Announces 2011-2012 Season

September 12, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL — The Frost Opera Theater at the University of Miami presents a new season of diverse and compelling opera productions.

The season begins at Festival Miami on October 11th at 8:00 p.m. in UM Gusman Concert Hall with excerpts from “The Mighty Casey” by William Schuman, based on the popular baseball-themed poem, Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer. Presented in collaboration with the Frost School of Music Choral Studies program, the work will feature vocal soloists from the Frost Opera Theater performing with the Frost Symphonic Choir, Jeffrey Stern, conducting. In addition, Florida Marlin’s radio announcer Dave Van Horne will appear as narrator and recently appointed Frost voice faculty member Carlos Conde will perform the role of the umpire. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Festival Miami at (305) 284-4940, or visit www.festivalmiami.com or www.music.miami.edu/concerts.

In November, Frost Opera Theater offers “Visions of Orpheus,” a collage of opera, theater, and visual art. Performances take place on November 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 20 at 2:00 p.m in Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance. Orpheus—the mythological poet and musician—had the power to influence the forces of nature, life, and death with his music. “Visions of Orpheus” draws from four-hundred years of operatic repertoire representing work by Monteverdi, Gluck, Milhaud, Glass, and others. Free admission, ticket required. To order tickets, http://www.music.miami.edu/concerts">visit http://www.music.miami.edu/concerts.

Frost Opera Theater will also host its fourth annual Wall to Wall Opera for All Festival on November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at various locations throughout the Frost School of Music. Free admission. Highlights include indoor and outdoor opera and song performances, “Arias on the Hour,” poetry readings, film and opera screenings, and much more for all ages. “Visions of Orpheus” anchors the Festival.

In the spring, performers from the Frost Opera Theater will be featured on the “Bonnet House Museum and Gardens Young Artists Series” on January 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (954) 563-5393 ext. 124 or visit www.bonnethouse.org/exhbits&events

Closing the Frost Opera Theater season is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” which will be presented in UM Gusman Concert Hall from April 19th – 21st at 7:30 p.m., plus a matinee performance on April 22 at 3:00 p.m. Mozart’s glorious music takes center stage in this timeless satirical masterpiece which pits master against servant and wife against husband. The production, presented in collaboration with the Frost Symphony Orchestra and the UM School of Architecture, will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. To reserve tickets, call 305-284-2400 or order online at www.music.miami.edu/concerts. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors.

For more information about the Frost Opera Theater or its season, visit www.music.miami.edu.


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