Sat 8pm Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce Of Opera

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Friday, April 15th at 8pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/593306744149998/
Saturday, April 16th at 4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1684584871825873/
Saturday, April 16th at 8pm

Introducing the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera (FSOO)!

The first “mini-opera-showcase” of its kind in Austin, FSOO’s focus is on new short contemporary operas, 10-20 minutes in length. Enjoy the regional and world premieres of FIVE varied, cutting edge pieces presented in an alternative space — IN ENGLISH.

After a competitive national call for composer submissions, this year’s works have been chosen.

Congrats to the 2016 Winners of FSOO!

-Part of the Act^ libretto by John Grimmett, music by Liam Wade
-Love After the Collapse of Civilization* words and music by Jeff Luna
-Now Boarding^ words by Wendy S. Knapp Bowman, music by Tori Ovel
-A Miller’s Tale* adapted story and music by Jesse McMilin, based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
-Thyrsis and Amaranth^ words and music by Steven Serpa, based on a fable by Jean de la Fontaine

*world premiere
^regional premiere

Be there for the beginning of FSOO, and for a taste of the future of opera. Every ounce counts.

Staged at the Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin, which has a private address. There will not be traditional tickets sold for this event — admission is by donation only. igg.me/at/FSOO/ Secure your FSOO seats today with your gift of $20 or more!

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Why a Short Opera Showcase?

You walk into a new brewery. Their tap wall is expansive. Dark, familiar, complex, light. You choose the sampler to satisfy your curiosity — and turn you on to something new.

FSOO is that sampler. This year’s curated program will introduce five thoughtful new short operatic works IN ENGLISH to an eclectic audience. Topics are varied, current, inquisitive, and historical. We guarantee you’ll experience something fresh and unexpected.

It’s no secret the popularity of classical arts has been waning. There is a need to foster creation of new American opera and give young composers and librettists an opportunity to have their works staged. By supporting FSOO, you will be contributing to opera’s strong contemporary voice!

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. One Ounce Opera is a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance.
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