Britten and Beyond in Great Britain
The 2013 Benjamin Britten Centennial
November 14 at 7:30 pm and November 16 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Clarke Recital Hall
Frost Opera Theater students join the world wide 2013 festivities celebrating Benjamin Britten at 100 with scenes from his operatic legacy. The program will include UK composers who have followed in Britten’s footsteps. Repertoire will include scenes from Britten’s Billy Budd, Paul Bunyan, The Rape of Lucretia, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Peter Grimes, and The Turn of the Screw. Stage Directors include Lee Soroko and Chris O’Connor from the Department of Theater Arts, as well as Tony Boutté and Robynn Redmon from the Frost School of Music Department of Vocal Performance. Music Direction by Program Director Alan Johnson.
Wall-to-Wall Opera for All Festival
November 16 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Various locations on the Frost School of Music campus
Frost Opera Theater presents its 7th annual all day opera festival at the Frost School of Music. Opera Theater class projects take center stage with performances from the Freshman/Sophomore calss and the Junior/Senior class. The morning begins with lively educational programs for children and parents.
Special Pre-Wall to Wall Event on Friday, November 15, 2:30 -4:30 pm. Opera - Today and Tomorrow, A Panel Discussion
Guests: Laura Lee Everett - Opera America Artistic Services Director
Ben Krywosz - The Wesley Balk Opera/Music - Theater Institute, Stage Director of Frost Opera Theater’s spring production of Jackie O.
Karen Henson - Assistant Professor, Department of Musicology.
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens Young Artists Series
January 23 at 7:30 pm
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Frost Opera Theater returns for a seventh year for a performance under the stars on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate. The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens welcomes some of the finest young talent in South Florida each season. The Bonnet House’s Young Artist Music series take places in and around the house with the concert taking place on the veranda lawn beneath the moon and stars. Sweet music, balmy starlit nights, and the setting of Bonnet House combine for a truly unique experience.
Frost Opera Theater Goes Gala Again
February 21 at 7:30 pm
Gusman Concert Hall
On February 21 we host a Frost Opera Theater Benefit concert. Art and entertainment combine for a unique evening of operatic revelry. Performances by students, faculty, special guest, plus unexpected surprises.
by Michael Daugherty and Wayne Koestenbaum
April 10 and 12 at 7:30 pm and April 13 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Gusman Concert Hall
Opera and American musical theater come together in this 1997 pop operatic collage in which the private and public life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis encounters Maria Callas, Liz Taylor, Ari Onassis, Grace Kelly, and Andy Warhol. Jackie O is an opera in two acts in which events are based on history, but are largely imaginary or metaphorical. American composer Michael Daugherty (2011 Grammy Award winner for Best Classical Composition – Metropolis Symphony) and librettist Wayne Koestenbaum (author of The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire and Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon) capture the mystery, tragedy and glamour of an American icon.
See Frost Event listing for ticket prices and more information.