Robin Stamper joins Florida Opera Theatre

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.”

4 responses to “Robin Stamper joins Florida Opera Theatre

  1. Cynthia McClendon

    Loved working with Robin and Frank in Turandot. Congrats, guys! Wishing you much success!

  2. i have worked with mr. stamper and mr. mcclain in many operas, they r both fantastic , artistic people- very professional, and very easy to work for and with– congratulations to florida opera theatre for making a wise decision in hiring these 2 talented people,

  3. Robert Swedberg

    I hope all opera lovers in Central Florida can appreciate that Robin and Frank are tremendous assets. I have worked with both of them for many years, and can think of none better to make some opera magic happen again in Orlando. Give them some resources and support and they will be able to create awesome music/drama for you! And don’t take them for granted. You don’t know how lucky you are they are still in the community.

  4. Christian Soto

    I only did one opera with Orlando Opera (Turandot), but during that time, I came to appreciate Robin as a first-class musician and human being. I wish him the best in this endeavor.