It is with great pleasure we announce Chicago Fringe Opera’s new Executive Director, Laura Smalley.
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.
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.
Chicago Fringe Opera asked Catherine O'Shaughnessy (conductor, CFO's Music Director) about her careers and personal perspectives as a woman in music today.
Chicago Fringe Opera asked composer Elizabeth Rudolph about her career and personal perspectives as a woman in music today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conductor Alex Enyart shares about her deep connection to "As One" the challenges of the piece and its importance and relevance in todays society.