One Ounce Opera: The movie


One Ounce’s efforts to creatively tinker with opera for a 21st-century opera prove consistently smart and appealing.

It was only in early February that One Ounce Opera held its fifth annual festival of new micro-operas by emerging composers — Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera — in the rough-ish warehouse performance space of the Museum of Human Achievement in East Austin.

Of course that now feels like a lifetime ago, sitting shoulder to shoulder in the dark, with strangers, at a live performance of indie operas.

One Ounce artistic director Julie Fiore has now thoughtfully come up with a way to digitally recreate the fest with a 90-minute movie.

A compilation of live recordings from the fest together with One Ounce’s typically irreverent, humorous insider interviews, the movie will premiere online as a livestreamed broadcast on May 29 at 8 p.m. CST.

With a total runtime of about 90 minutes, the movie even has a short intermission to give you time to refresh your beverage (because the fest always has an intermission . And you can virtually chat through the event too.

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Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
An award-winning arts journalist, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Sightlines.

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