Larry Frazier

LARRY FRAZIER has sung leading bass roles with professional companies across the United States, including the New Orleans Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Syracuse Opera, Opera Memphis, and the National Opera as well as on Georgia Public Television.  His previous Peach State Opera roles include Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Bartolo in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and the bonze in Madame Butterfly.  Among his concert appearances are solo performances in Italy at the Church of Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice, and in Verona; he has also sung as guest cantor at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.   In preparation for his career he was an apprentice artist with The Santa Fe Opera, a national finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Auditions, and a first-place district winner and regional finalist in The Metropolitan Opera Auditions.

Dr. Frazier is Professor of Music (retired) at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, where he taught voice and directed the UWG Opera, which he built to be one of the most active undergraduate programs in the region, from 1988-2012.  During that time, he directed full productions including Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni; Bizet’s Carmen, J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus; Verdi’s La Traviata; Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, La Bohème and Madame Butterfly; and Floyd’s Susannah.  He is a proponent of opera in English translation as a means of building opera across a broader audience. In addition to singing engagements, he is promoting two radio programs—The Hymn of the Week and Larry’s Losers, both of which he has written and narrates.