Opera Frontier delights both opera fans and opera-phobes. We revere opera. We faithfully excerpt from traditional scores and strive for technically excellent singing. But beyond that, we take outrageous liberties in the service of engaging our audience in unexpected ways . . . through radical changes of context and casting, through the introduction of elements from dance, popular culture, contemporary beat, and narrative. In this way, Opera Frontier redefines the way an audience experiences this glorious music.


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Opera Frontier delights both opera fans and opera-phobes. We revere opera. We faithfully excerpt from traditional scores and strive for technically excellent singing. But beyond that, we take outrageous liberties in the service of engaging our audience in unexpected ways . . . through radical changes of context and casting, through the introduction of elements from dance, popular culture, contemporary beat, and narrative. In this way, Opera Frontier redefines the way an audience experiences this glorious music.

 

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Opera Frontier's Troupe of "choreographable" classically-trained singers perform its portable revue throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. To discuss featuring OFT at your event or for more information, contact

Scout@OperaFrontier.org

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  • Jim Gasparini (Supernmerary) began his operatic career at the Metropolitan, playing Arquebusier beside Placido Domingo in Verdi’s Don Carlo.  His role consisted in marching onstage carrying an old-fashioned musket, then standing stiffly at Domingo’s side while he sang a plea for the lives of heretics about to be burned at the stake.  As Bryan Baker (Jim’s director in Luminescence, the UUCB choir) remarked, “it has been downhill ever since.” He has sung bass in the chorus of the California Christmas Revels for nine seasons, played various roles in the Burning Man Opera, and was a founding member of the throat-singing choir Ohana.

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