Frontiers showcase has yielded numerous regional and world premieres since its inception. Commissioned by the American Lyric Theater, Patrick Soluri and Deborah Brevoort’s macabre, Edgar Allan Poe-inspired opera Embedded (Frontiers 2013) appeared during FWOpera’s 2016 Festival. Matthew Peterson and Jason Zencka’s critically-acclaimed, true crime opera Voir Dire (Frontiers 2014) proved to be a highlight of the company’s 2017 Festival.
Robert Paterson and David Cote’s trio of comic, one-act operas, Three Way, premiered at Nashville Opera and BAM Fisher in 2017, and Opera Colorado will present the world premiere of Gerald Cohen and Deborah Brevoort’s true-life WWII romance, Steal a Pencil for Me (Frontiers 2016) during their 2018 season. Griffin Candey and Thom Miller’s dark comedy, Sweets by Kate (Frontiers 2017), received its NYC premiere in July of 2017 with OperaRox Productions. Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos’ When Adonis Calls (Frontiers 2015), was staged as part of Opera America’s 2017 New Works Forum.