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Reviews, Stage Reviews

Fresh Squeezed Opera 2023 Review: The Artwork of the Future


(Photo Credit: Whitney George “The Artwork of the Future,” by composer Eric Moe and librettist Rob Handel, debuted its world premiere in a production by Fresh Squeezed Opera at HERE Performing Arts Center on May 13th 2023. This new opera featured singers, Emily Solo, Omar Najmi, Daniel Klein, and Brittany Fowler, with instrumental musicians including Veronica Riner (violin), Brian Thompson {…}


The Curiosity Cabinet & Fresh Squeezed Opera to Premiere Jazz Opera ‘Fizz & Ginger’


The Curiosity Cabinet has partnered with Fresh Squeezed Opera for the premiere of a groundbreaking jazz opera, “Fizz & Ginger.” The production reunites the critically acclaimed duo of composer/conductor Whitney George and librettist/stage director Bea Goodwin, known for their previous work on their acclaimed opera “Princess Maleine” and radio drama tryptic “In the Throes of Death.” An immersive speakeasy scene {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera Announces Bankroll Banquet & ‘The Artwork of the Future’


Fresh Squeezed Opera will present a Bankroll Banquet on Feb. 28, 2023 at The Ragtrader & Bo Peep Cocktail and Highball Store in New York City. The showcase will feature such artists as Victoria Benson, Jane Hoffman, Claire Myers McCormick, and Markus Kaitila with all proceeds going directly to supporting the musicians, composers, librettists, directors, designers, and artists that work {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera Announces Vocal Chamber Music Showcase 2022


Fresh Squeezed Opera will present a 2022 showcase of new vocal chamber music on Nov. 15, 2022 at the Pangea in New York City. The showcase will feature such artists as the FSO ensemble in collaboration with the Curiosity Cabinet. The program opens with the New York premiere of Paul David Thomas and Patti Eubanks Adams’ “Patti Rides the DART.” {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera Announces Final Vocal Lab Concert


Fresh Squeezed Opera will present the world premiere of four new works by Daniel Aaron Ramírez, Afarin Mansouri, Kendra Harder and Claudia Álvarez, on Sept. 30 as part of the final concert of Fresh Squeezed Vocal Lab. Audiences can watch the showcase online via the company’s official website. Among the works premiered are “The Tragedy of La Llorona”  by Daniel {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera to Present ‘Self Defined Circuits’


This spring the Fresh Squeezed Opera will be premiering its new opera, “Self Defined Circuits.” The production, which will open in May, will be performed at the Dorothy B. Williams Theater located at the HERE Performing Arts Center. The opera is composed by FSO’s founder Jillian Flexner and libretto by Orlando Segarra and explores two main questions, what does self-identity {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera to Present ‘An Antidote to Failure’


Fresh Squeezed Opera has announced that it will present “An Antidote to Failure” on Nov. 3, 2021. The showcase, which will be presented at The Cell Theatre in New York City, will offer up a menu of new vocal music ranging from “tonal to atonal, from acoustic to electronic, from libretto-driven to sound-driven.” Among the pieces on display will be {…}


Fresh Squeezed Opera Announces 2021-22 Season with a Spotlight on Resilience


Fresh Squeezed Opera (FSO) has announced its 2021-22 season spotlighting works that explore perseverance, hope, and resilience in the face of hardship. FSO’s season comprises two major programs: the 6th Annual Showcase of New Vocal Chamber Music, which will present several premieres, and the world premiere of a fully staged chamber opera by composer Jillian Flexner and librettist Orlando Segarra. The {…}

IndieOpera, Streaming

Fresh Squeezed Opera Streams Vocal Lab Premieres


Fresh Squeezed Opera will present its Vocal Lab premieres on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The showcase, which will be streamed on its Facebook and YouTube pages, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Audiences will get a chance to hear “The Voice of the Rain” by Ian Chung featuring Victoria Benson; “Song of Hypatia” by Holly Winter starring Kate Lipow; Leo {…}