Catherine O’Shaughnessy Takes Over as Interim Executive Director at Chicago Fringe Opera

By David Salazar

Chicago Fringe Opera has announced that Catherine O’Shaughnessy is the company’s Interim Executive Director.

She takes over for Laura Smalley, who stepped down at the end of June 2023. O’Shaughnessy joined the company as Creative Director and Conductor in Spring 2016, with a production of “In the Penal Colony.”

O’Shaughnessy has also performed with such companies as the Chicago Opera Theater, Opera on Tap, The Floating Opera Company, Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.

The Chicago Fringe Opera kicks off its 2023-24 season with “Sing, Sip, and Support” on Nov. 12, 2023.