Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera

Friday, April 15th at 8pm. Saturday, April 16th at 4pm and 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.

This year’s curated program will introduce five thoughtful new short operatic works IN ENGLISH to an eclectic audience in an alternative space. 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 contribute to opera’s strong contemporary voice!

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.

Staged at the Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin

You may RSVP to receive the venue address. PLEASE NOTE: RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. Seating is general admission and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Those who have donated to our crowdfunding campaign will be allowed first entry. We highly recommend securing your seats with a donation — MoHA has a limited capacity.

Special thanks to Design That Flies for donating the design for our poster and show image!


CADlogo-color-400This 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.

Contact info

Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin. Exact address is private and sent with RSVP.
  • OOO poster by designthatflies
  • Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera

  • 04/15/2016
  • Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin. Exact address is private and sent with RSVP.

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