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. Unsuspecting festival-goers were treated to a specially tailored, one-time-only concert program drenched in OOO style – a mixture of some classic slap-stick comedy, a touch of burlesque, simple sentimentality, honest communication, and of course, beautiful singing.

The audience was sold. The crowd easily multiplied as more were sucked into the experience of such an interesting sonic and theatrical experience. Memories were formed and emotions were bared.

And these are hardly my words. These are the words of our audience this past Sunday evening, who are still sharing their thoughts with me via Facebook, Twitter, email, and phone. The reaction has been everything a Founder and Director could hope for. This is what I have dreamed. It worked. People are hooked.

Now, on to the next chapter of One Ounce Opera, where we continue sharing this gift of music and meaning. A warm, gracious “Thank You” to Brently Heilbron (the organizer of LeslieFest 2012), Juli Phillips (an owner at Lipstick24), volunteers and bartenders at the festival, and most of all, those who were there to help us make this such a positive, satisfying experience.

One more small request:
Our crowdfunding campaign ends on July 1st. To date, we have worked so hard with almost no funding and have already proved ourselves by producing unique, quality programming people stop and take notice of. Help us continue our mission and support our passion. We have great rewards for gift-giving (including becoming a FOUNDING SUPPORTER of OOO), and most still come at a lower cost than any night at the Long Center. Here’s a link:

Cheers, and thanks,

Julie Fiore
Founder and General Director
One Ounce Opera