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HERE BE SIRENS

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VICTORIA BENSON

SOPRANO, DIRECTOR

Dedicated to Fresh Squeezed Opera's mission of promoting new opera, Victoria has worked with FSO in many capacities, both on and off the stage and is excited to continue this work .

TOURING: Here Be Sirens

SPECIALTIES: Acting, Directing, Project Management

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CLAIRE MYERS McCORMICK

SOPRANO

Soprano Claire McCormick has performed in operatic and concert settings across the country. As a Core Company Resident with Fresh Squeezed Opera, Claire played Sally Mae in the East Coast premiere of Bruce Trinkley's Baby Shower, and Peitho in Kate Soper's Here Be Sirens, as well as performing in their new music concerts. Recently, she made her Metropolitan Opera Chorus debut in Fidelio.

TOURING: Here Be Sirens

SPECIALTIES: Acting, Diction, Opera Scenes

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DEVONY SMITH

SOPRANO

Noted for her "strong" voice and "dramatic conviction" (New York Times), Devony Smith is a versatile vocalist excelling in both contemporary and traditional repertoire. Devony particularly relishes the opportunity to perform contemporary works. In 2020 she will create the role of “Idleness” in the world premiere of Kate Soper’s new opera, The Romance of the Rose. As a part of Opera Forum: New Works at Cincinnati Opera, she recently workshopped the title role in Matthew Aucoin’s New Opera, Eurydice, a Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera co-commission.

TOURING: Here Be Sirens

SPECIALTIES: Working with Composers, Realizing New Roles, Extended Technique

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AMBER TREADWAY

DIRECTOR, LIBRETTIST

Amber Treadway is a Director, Stage Manager, and Librettist in New York. Recently accepted into the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist, she is an accomplished librettist. Amber has directed Mud, Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen, and Dean Talbot & the Search for America (Columbia College Chicago), Sweets by Kate, Le Nozze di Figaro, (OperaRox) and Here Be Sirens. 

TOURING: Here Be SIrens

SPECIALTIES: Libretto Writing, Stage Direction, Acting 

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