• One Ounce Opera: Launch @ Red 7 Jules August 12, 2012 OOO Launch – Moving Forward

    As I sit down to write this post, I find it hard to focus. I sense my mind wandering. There is much to be done in the coming days. I launch an opera company on August 23, after all. An “opera company.” For some reason, that just doesn’t sound right. Yes, we sing opera, and […]

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  • Erin Bales, Cristina Flores Jules June 25, 2012 The reviews are in…

    …and One Ounce Opera experienced “stunning success” at our first public performance on June 24th. As I mentioned in a previous entry, we were approached to sing at LeslieFest 2012, in Club 606 / Lipstick24 in Downtown Austin’s famed Red River District. Wish you could have been there! You could literally hear a pin drop. […]

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  • First Official Festival Appearance Announced! Jules May 16, 2012 First Official Festival Appearance Announced!

    One Ounce Opera has been asked to be a part of the First Annual “Leslie Fest,” a benefit scheduled for Sunday, June 24th at several fantastic venues in downtown Austin. We will update as we know more, but the benefit will last from 4pm to around 11:00pm, and Leslie’s family and friends will be in […]

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  • The One Ounce Opera Family Grows Jules April 16, 2012 The One Ounce Opera Family Grows

    On a very warm April Fool’s Day, a full afternoon’s worth of prospective singers from across Central Texas participated in the very first round of One Ounce Opera auditions. Singing pieces spanning centuries – Mozart to Puccini, Rossini to Sondheim – talented vocalists shared their gifts and gave inspired performances of arias, art songs, musical […]

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  • Announcing our Advisory Council Jules March 24, 2012 Announcing our Advisory Council

    There have been many (many, many) people involved in this project becoming a real, live company, and I am proud to add a few of those names to a public forum. Ann Sauder and Rebekah Smeltzer, two local Austin singers with loads of talent and experience, are officially stepping into very important roles as Assistants […]

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  • Auditions Announced! Jules March 15, 2012 Auditions Announced!

    We are excited to announce OOO Ensemble Auditions! Sunday, April 1st, OOO will hear local Austin Metro singers hoping to become a Founding OOO Ensemble Member. These auditions will be closed, but we will announce the members HERE! Stay tuned…

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  • How exciting is THIS? Jules January 6, 2012 How exciting is THIS?

    I cannot wait to share this with everyone: A completely new, fresh ensemble of professional, operatically-trained actors displaying their versatility and virtuosity for the audience’s delight. Not just any audience, either. People frequenting the same venues and neighborhood joints that we do. No dress code. No binoculars. No hand-sitting. “Ounces” flowing… And did I mention […]

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