The mission of Frost Opera Theater is three-fold:
(1) to stimulate, engage, and educate students in their development as singers, musicians, and citizens in a boundless multi-disciplinary art form;
(2) to provide students with the diversity of training and stage performance experience necessary to pursue advanced study and/or professional engagements; and
(3) to establish creative/educational alliances within the Frost School of Music, the University of Miami community, as well as throughout South Florida and beyond.
The Frost Opera Theater curriculum is designed to realize its mission.
Frost Opera Theater members—divided into groups, generally according to degree program and level—attend opera workshop classes on Mondays and Wednesday from 2:30-3:20pm. There, issues relating to stagecraft are addressed, including:
• Body movement and dance
• Alexander technique
• Period styles
These classes are taught by various members of the diverse Department of Vocal Performance faculty, in addition to Kathyanne Londono, coordinator of the dance program, and guest faculty from the Department of Theatre Arts.
Rehearsals for productions are held Mondays and Wednesdays (3:30-4:50pm), Tuesdays (6:30-10:00pm), and Fridays (2:30-4:50pm).