January 7, 2020

New Leadership in 2020

Chicago Fringe Opera Announces Laura Smalley as Executive Director

It is with great pleasure we announce Chicago Fringe Opera’s new Executive Director, Laura Smalley.

November 4, 2019

Interview with Music Director Catherine O'Shaughnessy on Woyzeck

Georg Büchner’s eponymous 1836 play asks “Is there really any difference between man and beast?” Get a peek into the mind of our music director for this wild piece, Catherine O'Shaughnessy.

October 31, 2019

Interview with Director George Cederquist on Tom Waits' Woyzeck

Get a peek into the mind of director George Cederquist as he answers some questions about our "Fractured, abstract, and wonderfully dark." production of Tom Waits' Woyzeck.

March 19, 2019

Interview with Conductor Catherine O'Shaughnessy

National Women’s History Month

Chicago Fringe Opera asked Catherine O'Shaughnessy (conductor, CFO's Music Director) about her careers and personal perspectives as a woman in music today.

March 19, 2019

Interview with Composer Elizabeth Rudolph

National Women’s History Month

Chicago Fringe Opera asked composer Elizabeth Rudolph about her career and personal perspectives as a woman in music today.

March 1, 2019

Love Wounds at Baylor, March 7th

A residency with Chicago Fringe Opera and Latitude 49

A special performance previewing LOVE WOUNDS. Performers from both companies join forces incorporating a vocal quartet of Baylor students to present a theatrical rendering of music for voice and chamber ensemble by Brooklyn-based composer Christopher Cerrone, winner of the 2015 Rome Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his opera Invisible Cities.

January 23, 2019

Fresh Fringe

Reflections on 2018 and a look into 2019.

Many are walking into 2019 with a refreshed sense of self and a determination to reclaim and evolve their 2018 goals. We asked our company members & season artists to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2019.

June 22, 2018

Interview with Giovanna Jacques

Featured at Fringe / June 2018

Meet our one of our founding company members, head of Development, and Board Members Giovanna Manilla Jacques. No stranger to the opera scene Giovanna opens up about her own experiences, and the past present and future of Chicago Fringe Opera.

March 19, 2018

Hip-Hop breaths new life into 'The Barber of Seville' through The Rossini Project

Featured at Fringe / June 2018

Audiences got their first taste of Chicago Fringe Opera’s ongoing collaborative endeavor, “The Rossini Project.” Created in partnership with BraveSoul Movement, this vibrant, kinesthetic opera experience seeks to breathe new life into Rossini’s, ‘The Barber of Seville,” by blending Hip-Hop’s varied musical styles, eclectic dance moves and vibrant street culture into this classic work.

October 12, 2017

Meet the Artists of As One

Interview with Samantha Attaguile & Jonathan Wilson

The artists of as one speak about their interpretation of the character Hannah, their experiences in the production and how this important subject matter has influenced them as artists.

October 11, 2017

Meet the Conductor of As One

Interview with Alex Enyart

Conductor Alex Enyart shares about her deep connection to "As One" the challenges of the piece and its importance and relevance in todays society.

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation