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ABOUT US

Fresh Squeezed Opera is a small ensemble-based opera company focused on presenting only new music with intimate and impactful productions. Eric Simpson of New York Classical Review states, “New York is rich in tiny upstart companies working to find ways to make opera engaging for new audiences. Fresh-Squeezed Opera stands out among these for its impressive commitment to championing new works.” Our mission is to present genre-pushing new works of the highest caliber that explore the depths of operatic music. 

 

FSO focuses on producing works that not only are new, but resonate with contemporary audiences. As a result, we have consistently sold-out houses to a young population (average age of 30) who are oftentimes first-time opera goers. In our eight-season history, we have presented over 50 composers’ works through our various programs, including our annual Showcase of Vocal Chamber Music, our Main Stage Summer Operas, and our commissioning series.

OUR DIRECTORS

 

 

 

 

OUR COMPOSERS

 

Jason Bahr

Constantin Basica

Kristen Baum*

Alex Burtzos

Ian Chung*

Leo Discenza*

Melissa D"Albora*

Kaley Lane Eaton*

Jillian Flexner*

Rachel DeVore Fogarty

Whitney George*

Gabrielle Herbst*

Dorthy Hindman

Denise Mei Hoffman

Brian Holmes

Wang Jie

Molly Joyce*

Paul Kopetz

Jane Kozhevnikova*

Sunny Knable

Veronika Krausas

Emilie LeBel*

Cixian Lu*

Robert McClure

Nick Main*

Brian Mark

Marcus Maroney

David Morneau

Nicole Murphy

Timothy Arliss O'Brien*

Emma O'Halloran

Gemma Peacocke*

Monica Pearce

Jonathan Postuma*

Paola Prestini

Elizabeth Rudolph*

Huang Ruo

Mamed Sadykh-Pur

Minato Sakamoto

Aleks Savitski

Julia Seeholzer

Alex Shanafelt*

Simer Singh*

Angela Slater*

Kate Soper

Spencer Snyder*

Devony Smith*

Greg A Steinke

Ingrid Stolzel

Nicola Straffelini

Bruce Trinkley

Dale Trumbore

Andrew Watts

Alex Weiser

Philip Wharton

Kevin Wilt

Holly Winter*

Nina Young

Kangyi Zhang

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Victoria Benson

Chair
soprano, stage director, property manager, amateur sommelier

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Lee Braun

General Manager

oboist, store manager, professional cat wrangler

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Whitney George

conductor, composer, photographer, vintage chotchkie collector

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Claire Myers McCormick

soprano, resident siren 

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Alex Wen

conductor, violinist, violist,
tech guru

Jillian Flexner

President

composer, bassoonist, producer, fundraiser, certifiable goofball

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Jane Hoffman

soprano, arts administrator, residency manager, new music expounder

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Kristina Malinauskaite

soprano, arts administrator, chronically on-time

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Maggie Rascoe

soprano, stage director, fundraiser, karaoke addict

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