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Austin, Texas 2023
July 10 - August 6 

Voice and Stage Direction

William Lewis, Tenor and Stage Director

FAVA President William Lewis was a heralded leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City from 1957 to 1992. Renowned internationally at Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Royal Opera Covent Garden, London; Vienna Staatsoper; Hamburg Staatsoper; Opera de Paris; San Francisco Opera; and the festivals at: Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto Italy, Spoleto USA, Wexford, Ireland and Amsterdam.


He is a distinguished professor of the Butler School of Music of the University of Texas and the president of FAVA.

William Lewis was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France.


For more information, please visit WILLIAMLEWISTENOR.NET

Voice and Interpretation

Jill Grove, Mezzo-soprano

American Mezzo-soprano Jill Grove has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Minnesota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Canadian National Opera.

In Europe she is renowned, performing at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, and Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

She is a member if the voice faculty at the University to Texas.



Douglas Kinney Frost, Conductor

Hailed as “fearless” and praised for his consistent “vigorous display of artistic strength” by the national press during his eight-year tenure as Artistic and Music Director of Syracuse Opera he has demonstrated an ability to engage audiences and artists with creative programming and stirring performances. Maestro Kinney Frost has a national reputation for dynamic education and audience development initiatives, and his advocacy for emerging vocalists and conductors remains a significant national calling card. His podcast AMPED UP OPERA features many of opera’s finest talent, and reaches thousands of listeners. More about Douglas Kinney Frost

Pianist coaches

Bora Cho
Yu-Hsin Teng


Pedro Paulo Rosa

French dancer-choreographer, of Brazilian origin.

Pedro initiated his dancing in Brazil with ballet. He then specialized in contemporary dance, Afro-Brazilian dance and Capoeira. He now specializes in Maracatu, a Brazilian traditional dance.


He currently lives in Texas, where he is doing research on the body, the mind and our natural surroundings to seek general well-being.

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