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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  • Michael Tayor (Baritone, Music Director) is a long-time favorite with Bay Area audiences, well known as a singer, stage director and conductor. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Taylor has appeared as a soloist with many local companies including Opera San Jose, San Francisco Opera Center, West Bay Opera, Berkeley Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Schola Cantorum, Reno Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet. Mr. Taylor was a regional finalist in both the San Francisco Opera Merola Auditions and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and participated in the San Diego Opera Apprentice Program. A winner of the 1989 Bel Canto Foundation competition, Mr. Taylor spent six weeks in Siena, Italy, studying with coaches from La Scala.
  • Mr. Taylor’s conducting credits include Pirates of Penzance and Merry Widow with Lyric Theare of San Jose as well as the Livermore Valley Opera productions of Carmen, Die Fledermaus, La Traviata and L’Elisir d’amore.  He was the music director for Mission City Opera’s premier production, Die Fledermaus, and conducted the  company’s 2004 and 2005 productions of Cosi Fan Tutte and La Traviata. Along with performing and conducting, Mr. Taylor  is an active voice teacher in the Bay Area and is music director at the Trinity Episcopal  Church of Menlo Park and choir director at Temple Emmanuel.
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