Canadian native Stacey Fraser’s innovative, modern and zany adaptations of the standard and contemporary operatic repertoire include Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Mozart’s Impresario, Offenbach’s RSVP: or a Musicale at Mr. Cauliflower’s and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Additional credits include La Tragédie de Carmen for Opera on Tap San Francisco, Bernstein’s Candide for Pasadena Opera, Maria de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla with libretto by Horacio Ferrer, the premiere of Concert Suite from Frida by Robert Xavier Rodriquez and most recently her acclaimed Quentin Tarantino inspired production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for Cal State San Bernardino. In 2012 Stacey assisted Canadian director Kelly Robinson on Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Banff Center for the Arts. She has also collaborated on several productions with dancer/choreographer Faith Jensen-Ismay of the critically acclaimed San Diego Dance Company, Mojalet Dance Collective. In May of 2017 she produced and directed the West Coast premiere of Monkey See Monkey Do and Tango by Robert Xavier Rodriguez for CSUSB Opera Theatre. This past Spring of 2018 she directed and produced the first university production of the iconic Einstein on the Beach (abridged) by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson.
As a performer, Stacey’s eclectic musical interests have led her to sing on international operatic, concert and theatre stages across the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. Stacey holds a Doctorate of Music from UC San Diego and is a Professor of Music and Director of Opera Theatre at California State University, San Bernardino.