FROLIC is the culmination of over 15 years of explorative musical theatre productions that have established themselves as a new genre based on the intersection between western opera and some of the world’s most distinctive cultural identities. In 2004 an invitation was received to create an operatic production in the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. The unprecedented novelty and originality was embraced after many years of research where the key to the success of the project was the inclusion of traditional Bhutanese dance, music and costume into the score of G.F.Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Together with the Italian stage director and co-creator Stefano Vizioli, narrative commonalities were identified that allowed the interweaving of performative expressions. The success of the project led to further major international ventures following a similar technical and artistic approach including Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Japan (Japan Orfeo) and Mozart’s Zauberflöte in Cambodia (Mozart at Angkor—A Cambodian Magic Flute). Today FROLIC embraces excellence in its cultural endeavours and continues to explore the power and energy of diverse cultural identities in a celebration of what it means to be human.