Supported by a strong community of composers and performers, FSO presents genre-pushing new works of the highest caliber that explore the depths of operatic music. We believe that collaboration across disciplines, fields, and media pushes the genre of opera forward. FSO connects singers and composers, and gives them the resources to collaboratively create new work and grow professionally. There is a role for opera in contemporary society, and we present operas that current audiences and New York communities can connect and engage with.
Founded in 2013, Fresh Squeezed Opera dedicates itself to providing composers with a platform to present their new music, specifically focusing on vocal works and fully-staged opera. In our five years of operation, we’ve proudly presented over 35 composers’ works, with consistently sold-out houses as a testament to the power of new music. Fully staged operatic productions include Bound (Huang Ruo)†, Knot An Opera! (Constantin Basica)†, Here be Sirens (Kate Soper), Scopes (Spencer Snyder)*, Prix Fixe (Kevin Wilt)†, The Yellow Wallpaper (Whitney George)*, Baby Shower (Bruce Trinkley)†, and La Zombiata (Jillian Flexner)*. Forthcoming fully-staged performances include Self Defined Circuits (Jillian Flexner)* and Fitz & Ginger (Whitney George & Bea Goodwin)*.
(* Indicates World Premiere; Indicates New York Premiere)
Kaley Lane Eaton*
Rachel DeVore Fogarty
Denise Mei Hoffman
Greg A Steinke
soprano, stage director, property manager, amateur sommelier
oboist, store manager, professional cat wrangler
conductor, composer, photographer, vintage chotchkie collector
Claire Myers McCormick
soprano, resident siren
conductor, violinist, violist,
soprano, arts administrator, residency manager, new music expounder
soprano, arts administrator, chronically on-time
soprano, stage director, fundraiser, karaoke addict