About OOO

So, who is One Ounce Opera?

One Ounce Opera was founded in August of 2012 with the motto — “Opera isn’t obsolete. Popular opinion of opera is.”

...is dedicated to reimagining opera in unexpected spaces, from the rock stages of Red River to City Hall.

...is an ensemble of professional singing artists who incubate, create, and produce opportunities to inject “ounces” of opera and classical references into the social consciousness, utilizing cross-genre collaborations, pop-culture references, a bit of improvisation, and the simple beauty of the human voice.

A HUGE thank you to the Austin Chronicle, one of our biggest supporters, for recommending our launch party on August 23, 2012 at Red 7!

...is an award-winning collective who has been featured on KVUE, KMFA, KUTX, KOOP, KVRX, on Austin 360 and in the Austin Chronicle, and performed as part of EAST, Fusebox, SoundSpace at the Blanton, HONKTX!, during SXSW, PRIDE Austin, and the Downtown Tree Lighting.

...is humbled to be a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance.

Our objectives:

-Encourage a new generation of “opera lovers” with culturally significant, non-traditional venue and program choices.

-Become a respected artistic company of professional singing-artists and musicians providing memorable alternative musical experiences, while promoting opera and classical singing as a vibrant, current, accessible art form.

-Challenge our singing-artists to perform with every inch of their talent, both vocally and dramatically.

-Give our singing-artists a platform to explore new repertoire, share the stage with their peers, and perfect their craft in front of a very live audience.

-Foster an environment of cross-genre collaboration to re-imagine and re-awaken opera, and commission new works from local and regional composers.

Current OOO Company Members

Current active members for One Ounce Opera.

Julie Fiore Founder and Executive Director, Soprano
Charmaine Flake Accompanist
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Amy Selby Soprano
Andy Fleming
Andy Fleming Tenor
Angela Irving
Angela Irving Soprano
Ann Elizabeth Wade Founding Member, Mezzo-Soprano
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Brittany Santos Soprano
Cristina Flores Founding Member, Soprano
Dalton Flake Tenor
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Daniel Castillo Tenor
Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen Bass-Baritone
Elise Leung Founding Member, Soprano
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Erika Wuerzner Soprano
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Jake Jacobsen Founding Member, Baritone
Jay Young
Jay Young Baritone
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Jenny Ohrstrom Soprano
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Julia DiFiore Mezzo-soprano
Julie Silva
Julie Silva Mezzo-Soprano
Lara Britton
Lara Britton Soprano
Lori Paradoski
Lori Paradoski Soprano
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Maureen Broy Papovich Soprano
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Megan Sherrod Mezzo-soprano
Patricia Combs
Patricia Combs Mezzo-Soprano
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Robert LeBas
Rosa Harris
Rosa Mondragon Harris Mezzo-Soprano