Another THANK YOU for the support of Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera! Below, we’ve included the cast lists and notes from the FSOO program, with each of the composer/librettist team’s spotlight interviews linked to their names.
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Thyrsis & Amaranth^
Music and libretto by Steven Serpa, based on a fable by Jean de la Fontaine (https://soundcloud.com/steven-serpa)
Thyrsis – Julie Silva
Stage Director – Jake Jacobsen, Musical Director – Nikki Birdsong
Now Boarding^Libretto by Wendy S. Knapp Bowman
Worried – Cristina Flores
Stage Director – Michael Holderer, Music Director – Charmaine Flake
The Miller’s Tale*Adapted story and music by Jesse McMilin, based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
Nicholas – Andy Fleming
Stage Director – Michael Holderer, Music Director – Nikki Birdsong
Love After the Collapse of Civilization*Libretto and music by Jeff Luna (https://soundcloud.com/jeff-luna)
Narrator – Patrick Wright
Stage Director – Jake Jacobsen, Music Director – Charmaine Flake
*world premiere ^regional premiere
Produced by One Ounce Opera, and 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.
One Ounce Opera
Executive Director – Julie Fiore
One more thank you to our sponsors and our amazing donors.
Sixth Street Bourbon, Nathan Kurten, Andy Fleming, Michael Leidel, Martha Coleman, Robin and Paul Cohen, Katherine Altobello, Lorne L Harris, Saul Jerome San Juan, Andrew Scheberle, Carolyn Stone, June Julian, Justin Stewart, Alexandra Goodrich, Elizabeth Warren, Mateja Lane, accounts, Ethan Sherman, Phil Davidson, Jerry Long, Renee Brissette, Jan Wright, Marianne Lynch, Jamieson Taylor, Lauren White Arthur, Angela Irving, Lynn Carlson, Angela Williamson, Anne Booth, Stevie Schein, W. A. Brenner, Tony Beach, Courtney Taft, Liam Wade, Lisa Lee, Bryan Simmons, Sam Melnick, pianoamf, Susan Floyd, Ammon Taylor, Rob Casillas, Stacy Langsdale, Roanna Flowers, David Carlton Adams, William Hyland, Kara Fuhlbrugge, Wendy Schober-Ditmore, Chris McMillan, Albert Ford, Bernadette Grohol, Lori Paradoski, Laura Broy, Rain Nox, Allen Schober, Erika Wuerzner, Linda Dee Hughes, Win Bent, Matt Marr, Daniel Castillo, Julie Silva, Eric Imhof, Casey Papovich, Katherine Lewis, Elizabeth B Brown, and Bernard Bennett.
Special thanks to Live Oak Brewing, Orpheus Academy of Music, Motorblade Postering Service, Design That Flies, Roy Moore/Control Images, Stephen R. Reynolds, and the Museum of Human Achievement!