Florida Opera Theatre, the organization formed to try to revive and promote opera in Central Florida, has named Robin Stamper as its music director. The group previously named Frank McClain as artistic director. Here’s more:
Florida Opera Theatre announces Robin Andrew Stamper is joining its staff as Music Director. Mr. Stamper grew up in Orlando and left to earn degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He was Director of Music for the Kentucky Opera in Louisville for five years and then Music Director with the Nevada Opera for four years. In 2003, he returned to Orlando to serve as Music Director and Chorus Director with the Orlando Opera until the opera company closed in 2009. He has also performed as a soloist and is sought after as a recital accompanist.
Most recently, he directed the Florida Opera Theatre Chorus for the Orlando Philharmonic’s production of La Bohemè. He will continue as Florida Opera Theatre’s Chorus Master, as well as assume the duties of Music Director.
“We are extremely lucky to be able to add Mr. Stamper to our staff,” said Judy Lee, President of Florida Opera Theatre. “Robin’s talent and experience added to Frank McClain’s creativity and competence will provide us with the energy we need to move rapidly toward our goal of bringing Grand Opera back to the stage in Central Florida.”