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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. In the 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. In 2019, she produced and directed the Britten arrangement of Poulenc's Les Mamelles des Tiresias.  This past season of 2021-2022 she produced and directed a film adaptation of Song from the Uproar by critically acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli and created a new staging of John Adams' rarely performed opera/music theatre piece I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky. 

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