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.
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
what people are saying . . .
on tv news
“. . . All of a sudden, in the middle of the Garden Court, a couple broke into a dramatic Italian opera. The diners all paused mid-bite, surprised and delighted. . . . “
in the audience
"What a clever re-imagining of some of my favorite operas, done with panache and artistry. I wish I'd brought more friends to enjoy the evening."
"What a rich trove of voices .. a creative, irreverent, fun and immensely pleasing show!!"
"I had a great time. I don't know opera very well - I loved the fun staging of tunes I recognized. But there were people around me who were in stitches at times, clearly appreciating opera 'insider' humor that I didn't get!!"
"Great fun. Can't wait to see more of it. Way to go, Opera Frontier!!"