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
lammermoor inc : a business tragedy
Written by david roberts & gail simpson
MUSIC BY VERDI AND DONIZETTI
Why "Lammermoor Inc" ???
If they were writing today, would Verdi and Donezetti set their dramas on Wall Street? Opera Frontier thinks so! In grand operatic style, Lammermoor Inc. tells the contemporary tale of a business deal gone spectacularly awry. Opera Frontier's reverent mash-up of glamorous characters and glorious music from La Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor, delivers the "story behind the headlines". Told by the baffled investment banker, we once again see how greed, ambition, deceit, passion, naiveté, love and twists of fate lead our characters to the inevitable tragic -- and in this case, heartbreakingly tuneful -- finale.
2010 Workshop ProductionChoreographer/Director: TOM SEGAL
Musical Director: BRYAN BAKER
Ross Halper - Ed Ravenswood
Jennifer Kay - Executive Assnt
Jimmy Kansau - AJ Germont
Dalyte Kodzis - Alice
Maria Mikheyenko - Barista
Heidi Moss - Letty Valerie
Kate Offer - Assnt to Henry Ashton
David Roberts - Investment Banker
Chris Shuford - Ray
Gail Simpson - Lucy Ashton
Igor Vieira - Henry Ashton (Sunday Only)
Ginger Wiseman - Board Member