Sunday, February 13, 2011

Froehlich's Frolicking Fiorello

Anders Froehlich

Opera San Jose is one of those regional companies that we just love. It utilizes developing talent in a European type system that allows singers to work together and hone their skills. They opened a two week run tonight and the Fiorello of Anders Froehlich caught our eye. We had previously spotted him in a hilarious turn as the Grandfather Clock in Ravel's  L'enfant et les sortilèges at Berkeley Opera. 

The Connecticut native  began his training as a musician and performer at the Connecticut Conservatory for Performing Arts. After graduation he studied ballet at Indiana University and acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. This was his debut with Opera San Jose and we hope to see him in bigger roles in the future. 

By the way, another one of our favorite Bay Area performers, Paul Murray, is in the second cast as Basilio, which also features Froehlich.  

Even the local paper, the San Jose Mercury News, took notice:
It would be wrong not to mention a few of the singers in smaller roles: mellifluous baritone Anders Froelich, as Fiorello, the count's servant.

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2 comments:

  1. Don't forget Barihunk Krassen Karagiozov, who is playing Figaro in one of the casts for Barber of Seville!

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  2. He did a great job. Say, where *was* Krassen last night? My daughter and I missed him at Tuesday's performance ... though Adam Meza was a lot of fun. I hope he gets better soon. His absence last night is forming a terrific excuse to see the production for a forth time! Which of course means we get to see Anders Froehlich with out his shoes again ...

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