• JesseMcMilin Jules April 8, 2016 Meet Jesse McMilin, Winning Composer of FSOO 2016

    This is the fifth — and final — in our series of composer spotlights previewing the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera, April 15 and 16, 2016. Meet Jesse McMilin, composer of the one act opera A Miller’s Tale, based on a story in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. OOO Member Julie Silva conducted this interview. Julie will portray “Alison” in […]

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  • Tori Ovel Jules Meet Tori Ovel, Winning Composer of FSOO 2016

    This is the fourth in our series of composer spotlights previewing the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera, April 15 and 16, 2016. Meet Tori Ovel, composer of the one act opera Now Boarding, which depicts a scene familiar to most. Interview by Julie Fiore. 1. You describe Now Boarding as a “slice of time.” Did a […]

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  • Jeff Luna Jules March 27, 2016 Meet Jeff Luna, Winning Composer of FSOO 2016

    This is the third in our series of composer spotlights previewing the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera, April 15, 16, 2016. Meet Austinite Jeff Luna, whose winning short comic operetta Love After the Collapse of Civilization will have you swiping right, and wondering about where we might really be headed. OOO member Angela Irving conducted this interview. […]

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  • Liam Wade, Composer Jules March 19, 2016 Meet Liam Wade and John Grimmett, Winning Composer/Librettist Team of FSOO 2016

    One of the five chosen shorts for the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera harkens back to the days of vaudeville. Part of the Act will receive its regional premiere on April 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas. BECOME THE TITLE SPONSOR FOR Part of the Act! To get to know them better, OOO Member Maureen Broy Papovich recently […]

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  • Serpa headshots2016-2 Jules February 25, 2016 Meet Steven Serpa, Winning Composer of FSOO 2016

    Meet Steven Serpa, composer of the winning short opera Thyrsis and Amaranth, which will be a part of the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera Showcase. And truthfully, the piece that started it all. I (Julie Fiore) first met Steven in Austin over drinks about a year ago. He shared Thyrsis with me, and the idea to [...]

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