Fresh Squeezed Opera Presents a Concert of Women's Operatic Work

New York, NY, February 04, 2017 --( Fresh Squeezed Opera presents a concert of Nano Operas by women composers. In an industry dominated by men, FSO aims to expose audiences to women’s compositions, as well as give women a platform to have their pieces performed. Featuring the premiere of Kate Soper’s Here be Sirens Suite — a philosophical investigation of the origins of sirens — and the American premiere of Nicole Murphy’s The Kamikaze Mind—musings of a man entering a black hole — at 208 West 13th Street (the Gay The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center). The performance date is March 3 at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Cast members include soprano Devony Smith as Phaino, soprano Victoria Benson as Polyxo, soprano Claire Myers as Peitho; baritone Shane Brown as I, soprano Carli Miller as She, and tenor Michael Celentano as He.

Dmitry Glivinskiy coaching Here be Sirens, Whitney George conducts the FSO orchestra, with set and lighting design by Maggie Rascoe.

A double bill of two new operas, Prix Fixe by Kevin Wilte, and Scopes by Spencer Snyder, will complete Fresh Squeezed Opera’s 2016-17 season.

Tickets are available by visiting General admission tickets are $15.

About Fresh Squeezed Opera

Supported by a strong community of composers and performers, Fresh Squeezed Opera strives to present genre-pushing new works of the highest caliber that explore the depths of operatic music. FSO believes there is a role for opera in contemporary society, and they present operas that current audiences and New York communities connect and engage with.

Founded in 2013 by Jillian Flexner, an MBA and composer, Maggie Rascoe, a mezzo-soprano, and Lee Braun, an oboist, as an opera company dedicated to new operas. Fresh Squeezed Opera uniquely looks to emerging artists and composers to create our performances. To do this, they always hold a call for scores to find a annual summer opera; and always hold an open audition to find performers. This way, they democratically decide, based on hundreds of submissions, who will make the works come to life.

For complimentary tickets or more information, please contact:
Jillian Flexner, Executive Director
Fresh Squeezed Opera
Jillian Flexner