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Leading orchestras throughout the U.S. and South America, Conductor Douglas Kinney Frost constantly receives praise from critics for his “mastery of the rhythmically complex proceedings” (Opera News) and his ability to “consistently present concerts that are interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking” (Deseret News). Maestro Kinney Frost’s recent engagements include The Magic Flute at New England Conservatory, La traviata with Opera Memphis, Middlemarch in Spring with Ash Lawn Opera, La vida breve with The New England Conservatory, and Glory Denied in a return to Anchorage Opera. 

This season Maestro Frost will enter his 5th year as Principal Conductor of Butler Opera Center at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. During the 2019-2020 academic year, Maestro Frost conducted performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Donizett’s L’Elisir d’amore. Frost also acts as a mentor to the Butler Opera Center’s graduate student conductors, directors, coach/accompanists and vocalists, and continues to maintain his international guest conducting schedule. [read more...]


“…Douglas Kinney Frost shows mastery…” – Opera News

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field – “Conductor Douglas Kinney Frost shows mastery of the rhythmically complex proceedings.”


"...a performance we’ll remember for a long time...” – Post Standard

Der fliegende Holländer – “With Douglas Kinney Frost at the helm, every musical element was precisely on course Friday night as Syracusans witnessed a significant milestone in their shared cultural experience. Douglas Kinney Frost conducted with remarkable control, bringing the larger-than-usual orchestra to a level of excellence that matched that of the leads (Greer Grimsley and Lori Philips). He led an exciting, emotional performance, and the Syracuse Symphony acquitted itself with honor. Who knew it was a Wagner orchestra? Kinney Frost deserves great credit for this achievement. This is a performance we’ll remember for a long time.”


"...Frost had just one shot to get it right — and he did...” – Opera Today

Porgy and Bess – “Another reason for the company’s success was the direction of the singers and instrumentalists by Douglas Kinney Frost. Conducting the orchestra with his back to the singers, Frost — aided by display screens strategically placed at various parts of the stage — managed to juggle competing forces with no major mishaps. (It customarily takes a performance or two to work out the kinks.) Frost had just one shot to get it right — and he did.”


"...encouraged a sensitive and invigorating orchestral performance..." – Anchorage Daily News

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.”


“…charged with raw emotion…” – Kansas City Star

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.”



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