Mark Frutkin’s Fabrizio’s Return

Congratulations to Creative Writing Concentration instructor Mark Frutkin.
An opera, Fabrizio’s Comet, based on his novel Fabrizio’s Return took place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (near Minneapolis) from Oct. 16-18. Directed by James McKeel with a cast of twenty and a live orchestra.
The performance has been streamed and archived online here.
As Professor James McKeel writes in the above link of adapting Mark’s opera: “Fabrizio’s Return already had a musical quality to it,” says McKeel. “Mark Frutkin is a very poetic author, skilled at creating colorful characters that naturally come to life on the stage.”
 It is a wonderful achievement for Carleton’s imminent instructor.

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