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Tragedie de Carmen, Syracuse Opera
October 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 2013
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Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica, Opera on the James
November 3, 2013
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The Prodigal Son, USC
April 26, 28, 2013
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Billy Budd, Los Angeles Opera
February 22, March 2m, 5, 8, 13, 16m, 2014
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Little Women, Opera on the James
March 23, 2014
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Porgy and Bess in concert, Syracuse Opera
April 6, 2014
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Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Syracuse Stage
May 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2014
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Douglas Kinney Frost

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Douglas Kinney Frost, recently named Producing and Artistic Director of Syracuse Opera, as well as Music Director of Opera on the James, has led orchestras throughout the U.S. and South America consistently receiving high praise from journalists and his colleagues. “Under the baton of music director Douglas Kinney Frost the orchestra consistently presents concerts that are interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking,” says the Deseret News.

Engagements for the 13-14 season include La tragedie de Carmen and Porgy and Bess with Syracuse Opera, Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica and Little Women at Opera on the James, The Prodigal Son with University of Southern California, and a return to Los Angeles Opera to serve as associate conductor to Mo. James Conlon for Billy Budd.  He will also serve as Music Director and conductor for a co-production of David Lang’s Difficulty of Crossing a Field for Beth Morrison Projects which will be televised.

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…company’s artistic renaissance under Kinney Frost…
 Madama Butterfly - “Conductor Douglas Kinney Frost, who is also the company’s Music Director is getting the very best out of Symphony Syracuse. The orchestra played with passion. Kinney Frost’s interpretation enchances and underscores the grim proceedings. This contributed to the emotional punch of Butterfly’s suicide at the curtain. This Butterfly was another large step in the company’s artistic renaissance under Kinney Frost. Given his way with Puccini, next season’s first offering, TOSCA, should be just as impressive.”Cafe’ Momus
…shining moments from the pit…
Madama Butterfly -“The orchestral interlude between scenes is one of the many shining moments from the pit, where Douglas Kinney Frost conducted Symphony Syracuse.” -Syracuse Post-Standard
…encouraged a sensitive and invigorating orchestral performance…
La traviata - “Special credit goes to conductor Douglas Kinney Frost for adept accompanying from the pit, who encouraged a sensitive and invigorating orchestral performance from the Anchorage Opera Orchestra.  Judging by the enthusiastic curtain calls and subsequent standing ovation, this Traviata was another solid success for Anchorage Opera.”Anchorage Daily News
…knew the music inside and out…
Dreaming Blue - “Conductor Douglas Kinney Frost clearly knew the music inside and out. The musical climaxes filled the theater with magnificent sound.  The Orchestra gave an expert performance.”Billings Gazette
…tremendous…
Mozart’s Requiem -“Conductor Douglas Kinney-Frost did a tremendous job directing Mozart’s stirring final masterpiece.  His interpretation turned this into an intensely personal statement.  The performance was charged with raw emotion.  It was poignant, heart wrenching, tender but also dramatic and impassioned.  But above all, this interpretation was always sincere and honest in its approach to the music.”Kansas City Star
…understated yet effective…
Madama Butterfly- “Douglas Kinney Frost led Symphony Syracuse in the pit, and he exhibited the same understated yet effective mood as Butterfly. The orchestra played beautifully throughout the evening. Syracuse Opera can be proud of making an old standard fresh for our community.”Syracuse.com
Composer Opera
Adamo Little Women
Adams Nixon in China
Argento Postcard from Morocco
Beethoven Fidelio
Bellini La Sonnambula
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Norma
Bernstein Candide (excerpts)
West Side Story
Bizet Carmen
The Pearl Fishers
Britten Four Sea Interludes, Peter Grimes
The Prodigal Son
Burning Fiery Furnace
Albert Herring
The Rape of Lucretia
The Turn of the Screw
Carlson, David Anna Karenina
Ching, Michael Cue 67
Donizetti Don Pasquale
Lucia di Lammermoor
L’Elisir d’Amore
Floyd Of Mice and Men
Susannah
Gershwin Porgy and Bess
Gluck Armide
Gounod Faust (excerpts)
Romeo et Juliette
Handel Alcina
Giulio Cesare
Hoiby The Tempest
Humperdinck Hansel und Gretel
Larsen, Libby Dreaming Blue
Lehar The Merry Widow
Leigh Man of La Mancha
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci
Loesser Guys and Dolls
Loewe Camelot
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana (excepts)
Menotti The Medium
Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio
Cosi fan tutte
Don Giovanni
Le nozze di Figaro
Die Zauberflote
Piazzola Maria de Buenos Aires
Paulus The Three Hermits
Puccini Gianni Schicchi
La boheme
Madama Butterfly
Manon Lescaut
Tosca
Turandot
Suor Angelica
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Romberg The Desert Song
The New Moon
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
La Cenerentola
Sondheim A Little Night Music
Side by Side
Into the Woods
Sweeney Todd
Smetana The Bartered Bride
Sullivan The Mikado
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila
Struass, R. Ariadne auf Naxos
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Verdi Aida
Falstaff
Rigoletto
La traviata
Il trovatore
Un Ballo in Maschera
Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander
Die Meistersinger (excerpts)
Lohengrin (excerpts)
Tannhauser (excerpts)
Weber Der Freischutz (excerpts)

Composer Work
Albinoni Adagio in g minor
Bach, J.C. Sinfonia No.2, Op. 18
Bach, J.S. Brandenburg Concerti
Mass in b minor
Orchestral Suite No. 1
St. Matthew Passion
Cantata No. 140 (Wachet Auf)
Barber Adagio for Strings
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Violin Concerto
Prayers of Kierkegaard
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven Corolian Overture
Choral Fantasy
Christ on the Mount of Olives
Missa Solemnis
Symphonies 1-3, 5, 7-9
Violin Concerto
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Berlioz Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
Bizet Symphony in C
Borodin Polovstian Dances, from Prince Igor
Boyce Symphony No. 3
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Alto Rhapsody
Symphonies 1-4
Tragic Overture
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Liebeslieder Walzes
Nanie
Britten Four Sea Interview
Ceremony of Carols
Rejoice in the Lamb
Piano Concerto
Te Deum
Simple Symphony
Charpentier Messe de Minuit de Noel
Cherubini Requiem in c minor
Copland Appalachian Spring
Music for the Theater
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8
Corigliano Voyage for Orchestra
Debussy Prelude a L’Apres-midi d’un Faun
Duruflé Requiem
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Stabat Materr
Orchestral Suite No. 2
Symphony No. 6
Symphony No. 7
Elgar Enigma Variations
The Dream of Gerontius
Serenade for Strings
Fauré Requiem
Finzi In Terra Pax
Gershwin An American in Paris
Piano Concerto
Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Handel Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Eternal Source of Light Divine
Let the Bright Seraphim
Water Music
Coronation Anthems
Judas Maccabeus
Messiah
Samson
Hanson Lament for Beowulf
Haydn Symphony No. 59
Mass in d minor (Lord Nelson)
The Creation
Honneger King David
Hovanhess Celestial Symphony
Ibert Divertissement for Small Orchestra
Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Kindertotenlieder
Symphony No. 1 (Titan)
Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sinfonia No. 4 (Italian)
Violin Concerto
Elijah
Menotti For the Death of Orpheus
Mozart Concerto for Clarinet
Ave Verum Corpus
Great Mass in c minor
Piano Concerti 18 & 23
Missa brevis in F
Requiem Mass in d minor
Regina Coeli
Te Deum
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Symphonies 21, 29, 31, 38, 39, 40, 41
Serenade in G
Orff Carmina Burana
Paulus The Three Hermits
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
Peter and the Wolf
Puccini Magnificat
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Symphony No. 2
Respighi Laud to the Nativity
Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Overture to La Scala di Seta
Stabat Mater
Schiff, David Stomp
Schubert Mass in G
Schumann Symphonies 3 & 4
Sibelius Symphony No. 7
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat
Pulcinella Suite
The Rite of Spring
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
Serenade for Strings
Sleeping Beauty
Thompson Frostiana
The Last Words of David
The Peaceable Kingdom
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Five Mystical Songs
Verdi Overture to La Forza del Destino
Requiem
Te Deum
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Gloria
Magnificat
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Wallace, Walker Concerto for Violin and Clarinet (premiere)
Douglas Kinney Frost, recently named Producing and Artistic Director of Syracuse Opera, as well as Music Director of Opera on the James, has led orchestras throughout the U.S. and South America consistently receiving high praise from journalists and his colleagues. “Under the baton of music director Douglas Kinney Frost the orchestra consistently presents concerts that are interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking,” says the Deseret News.

In concert, the breadth of his repertoire has been highlighted in performances with the National Symphony of Mexico, the Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and orchestras in Brazil and Uruguay, Russian Federal Orchestra in Moscow, St Petersburg Festival Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonia in Ukraine, and the National Orchestra of Korea in Seoul, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, and in the U.S. with the Colorado Bach Festival, Rochester Philharmonic, Westminster College, Utah, Virginia, and Richmond Symphonies, among others.

Engagements for the 13-14 season include La tragedie de Carmen and Porgy and Bess with Syracuse Opera, Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica and Little Women at Opera on the James, The Prodigal Son with University of Southern California, and a return to Los Angeles Opera to serve as associate conductor to Mo. James Conlon for Billy Budd.  He will also serve as Music Director and conductor for a co-production of David Lang’s Difficulty of Crossing a Field for Beth Morrison Projects which will be televised.

This past season, he conducted Die Fledermaus and The Magic Flute with Opera on the James, Tosca and Le Nozze di Figaro with Syracuse Opera, and The Turn of the Screw with New England Conservatory. He also assisted Maestro James Conlon at the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma for their production of Curlew River.

Other recent highlights have included performances of Porgy and Bess at the prestigious Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La bohème at the Florida Grand Opera, the Boston premiere of Little Women at the New England Conservatory, Gluck’s Armide and Postcard from Morocco at the University of Michigan, a double-bill of Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi at the Mississippi Opera, a new production of Madama Butterfly and La Traviata with Anchorage Opera, Madama Butterfly with Opera on the James, concerts in Moscow, Kharkov, and Salt Lake City, and the associate conductor for Opera Colorado’s production of Nixon in China, which was recently released on the Naxos recording label.

Maestro James Conlon has now invited Frost three times to serve as associate conductor for his work on Benjamin Britten Operas: The Turn of the Screw and Albert Herring with Los Angeles Opera and A Midsummer Night’s Dream  with the Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.

As Music Director of Syracuse Opera, Douglas Kinney Frost has refocused the company’s artistic vision and redefined its commitment to the community. He has broadened main-stage programming by conducting the company’s first new production of an American work, Mark Adamo’s Little Women, while maintaining a commitment to producing the standard repertoire with distinction. He inaugurated a Resident Artist Program whose members appear throughout upstate New York in performances of Peter Brook’s La Tragedie de Carmen, Kinney Frost’s OPERAMANIA!, and a new adaptation of La Boheme titled Barrio Boheme, which is set in 1960’s Spanish Harlem, created by Kinney Frost.

He has also led their productions of Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, Romeo et Juliette, La Boheme, Susannah, The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly.  In addition, concert performances of Der Fliegende Holländer in collaboration with the Syracuse Symphony with opera stars Greer Grimsley and Lori Phillips.

Mr. Kinney Frost was previously the Head of Music Staff and Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera in Miami. Opera Now magazine credits him with “transforming the FGO Chorus into a superb, well-blended group.” The Miami Herald “would venture that FGO’s chorus can match even the best the world’s opera houses have to offer.” He has prepared choruses for over 20 FGO productions, in addition to being a house conductor and managing the company’s musical resources. He also served as a faculty member of the FGO’s acclaimed young artist program serving as Conductor.

Before coming to Miami, Mr. Kinney Frost spent six seasons as Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for Utah Opera, providing musical leadership over 25 productions, and conducting main-stage productions. He also led several cutting edge productions with the company’s young artist program, and created the Company’s nationally recognized educational programming.

In 2006, he completed seven seasons as Music Director of the Opus Chamber Orchestra in Salt Lake City, appearing with leading international instrumental and vocal artists. The Orchestra has given many premieres by prominent composers under Mr. Kinney Frost’s direction, including the world premiere production of Libby Larsen’s Dreaming Blue at the Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration.  In addition, he led their performances of Fidelio, Maria de Buenos Aires, and a new production of Alcina.

As an advocate for arts education Mr. Kinney Frost has created numerous education and outreach programs for orchestras and opera companies. One of his opera education programs, OPERAMANIA, was broadcast for one season on PBS. He is frequently asked to lecture nationally and regionally about music and the training of young vocalists and conductors. He has been a panelist at conferences for the National Endowment for the Arts, American Symphony Orchestra League, Conductor’s Guild, Utah Arts Council, Opera America and Virginia Commission for the Arts.

His training has included conducting study with Kenneth Kiesler and Jorge Mester. He has trained in workshops with Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, and Carl St. Clair. Mr. Kinney Frost is a four-year participant in the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, and now serves on the Board of Directors of the conducting program as Alumni Chair.

 

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