Sounds of the Galapagos

An annual expedition for the last four years has taken two professors and a dozen students to study the words, sights, and sounds of the Galapagos.

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Frost Opera Theater—

    Opera training and performance at the University of Miami

Frost Opera Theater recognizes that today’s opera world is vibrant, eclectic, and ever-changing—offering tomorrow’s opera singer multiple career choices of tradition and innovation. 

Performance activities reflect the broad range of programming in the twenty-first century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of our time.  Opera productions since 2007 have included Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, Jackie O (Michael Daugherty and Wayne Koestenbaum), Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Albert Herring, Strawberry Fields (Michael Torke), Ballymore, Part One:  Winners (Richard Wargo), Cosi fan tutte, The Beggar’s Opera (Gay/arr.Britten), L’enfant et les sortileges, Cosi fan tutte, The Little SweepDido and Aeneas, Bastien and Bastienne, and The Merry Widow.

Recognized by Classical Singer magazine (“Acting and Dancing for Singers,” September 2009) for its efforts to address the needs of today’s emerging opera singers.

Renee Fleming Master Class – Frost Opera Theater Benefit, 2010

The Center for Contemporary Opera Gala – 2011, New York City, excerpts from Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus by Libby Larsen and Mary Shelly by Allan Jaffe and Deborah Atherton.

South Florida Classical Review’s Annual Top Ten Performances
“Jackie O – ranked # 2 in 2015
“In April, Michael Daugherty’s postmodern synthesis of American popular culture and avant-garde modernism combined sarcasm and pathos in equal measure.  Vindya Khare’s agile and radiant soprano evoked the glamour and mystery of the title heroine in an imaginative multi-media staging by Ben Krywosz.  A milestone for the University of Miami’s opera program under Alan Johnson.”

The Marriage of Figaro – SFCR Honorable Mention - 2012
Visions of Orpheus – SFCR Honorable Mention - 2011

Praise for Frost Opera Theater – South Florida Classical Review
“It would be difficult to imagine a performance of greater musical dedication and refinement than that presented by the Frost faculty forces.”
- Frost Opera Theater brings riveting life to “Death of Webern”

“The double bill’s opening performance on Thursday night was a triumph for the gifted young singers and a top-notch production team headed by director Jeffrey Buchman.”
- Frost Opera Theater serves up outstanding performances in Puccini double bill

The University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater production, which opened Thursday night at Gusman Concert Hall, does full justice to this brilliant comic opera. With a versatile cast and outstanding musical and theatrical direction, this Albert Herring is a high water mark for the Frost Opera Theater.
- Frost Opera Theater triumphs in delightful “Albert Herring”

Alan Johnson, Music Director

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