Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera
by One Ounce Opera

Mar. 22 - Mar. 31

(via One Ounce Opera)Four short operas. One big showcase.

Welcome back One Ounce Opera’s most popular event! Nominated for an Austin Critics Table Award!

One Ounce Opera presents the 4th annual Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera in an intimate, accessible warehouse space in the heart of East Austin. Selected after a competitive national call, experience this year’s winning crop of new micro-operas, performed in English, and meet the hip creators who penned them. Intriguing characters, unexpected stories, varied styles and colors: taste the future of opera, one ounce at a time!


Why a Short Opera Showcase?

Here's a familiar scene...let's say you walk into a new brewery. Their tap wall is expansive. Dark, complex, light, refreshing. You choose a sampler to satisfy your curiosity -- and get turned on to something new.

FSOO is that sampler. One Ounce's curated program will introduce four new thoughtful short operatic works to you, our eclectic audience. Topics are varied, current, and inquisitive. We guarantee you'll experience something fresh and unexpected.

And you'll laugh. A lot. 

It's no secret the popularity of classical arts is experiencing a modern renaissance. There is a need to foster creation of new opera and give young, up-and-coming composers and librettists an opportunity to have their works staged. By supporting and attending FSOO, you directly contribute to the advancement of opera's strong contemporary voice. It's like saying "Hey - opera's cool. I wanna make sure new stuff keeps coming, and show how much Austin supports local singers who bring it to life!"



Feature by Dana Wren for Sightlines magazine, March 15, 2019




The Whole Truth: A Chamber Opera in Seven Scenes
by Robert Paterson and Mark Campbell
Based on a short story by Stephen McCauley
Megan A: Elise Kotara
Megan B: Allyssa Kemp
The Man: Jake Jacobsen
Directed by Linda Nenno

Sukey in the Dark 
by Thomas Whitman and Nathalie Anderson
Sukey: Julia Watkins-Davis
Chloe: Cristina Flores
Zoe: Patricia Combs
Eros: Robert LeBas
Directed by Linda Nenno

The Cookies Call, A Tragic Tragedy
by Peter Michael von der Nahmer and Emily Roller
Emmy: Shelley Burton
The Director: Dalton Flake
Cookies: Jake Jacobsen
Choir: Rebekah Staley, Kaylie Warfield, & Andy Fleming
Directed by Linda Nenno

The Boy Who Wanted to be a Robot
by Pedro F. Finisterra and Edward Einhorn
Calco: Angela Irving
Orgo: Julie Silva
Sally/Teacho: Carmen Johnson
Cleano: Brian Minnick
Kingo: Robert LeBas
Chorus: Rebekah Staley, Amy Selby, Kaylie Warfield, & Andy Fleming
Directed by Alexandra Saulsbury

Music Director is Graham Yates. Technical Director is Gus Sterneman. Produced by Julie Fiore. Company Manager is Jenny Ohrstrom.


Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera
by various
One Ounce Opera

March 22 - March 31, 2019
Museum of Human Achievement
3600 Lyons Road
Austin, TX, 78702

March 22-24 and 29-31, 2019 
Fri & Sat, curtain at 8 pm, Sun at  2 pm
Doors 30 minutes prior to curtain, General Admission seating

Museum of Human Achievement, a rustic warehouse space in East Austin.

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