About

Guerilla Opera is a Boston-based experimental opera company and 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster a new repertoire of chamber operas written specifically for them,  and to perform in intimate settings without the use of a conductor or formal music director.

History

Since Guerilla Opera’s inaugural season in 2007 the company has garnered a national reputation for excellence in performance and bold programming.

By the end of the 2015-2016 season Guerilla Opera’s achievements will include:

  • 14 world premiere operas;
  • 15 new productions;
  • ArtsImpulse Theatre Award for Best Opera (2015);
  • Best Opera Company by The Improper Bostonian magazine (2012); and
  • CD release of “Say It Ain’t So, Joe!” by Curtis K. Hughes (2012).

Guerilla Opera has continuously focused it’s attention on extending our reach to communities outside of Boston through:

  • Free live-streamed performances since 2013;
  • Performances at Hubbard Hall Opera Theater in Cambridge, NY (2012);
  • Performances at The OPERA America Convention (2011); and
  • Performances at The Rudi E. Scheidt School: University of Memphis (2011).

In addition to performances, Guerilla Opera has been invited to sit on discussion panels and speak at the following venues and events:

  • Longy School of Music at Bard College – Cambridge, MA (2015);
  • The National Opera Association Annual Convention – Memphis, TN (2012);
  • “Opera Night at the BPL” by Boston Lyric Opera – Boston, MA (2012); and
  • “Small Talk” by Small Theatre Alliance of Boston – Boston, MA (2010).

Affiliations

Guerilla Opera is proud to be an Ensemble-in-Residence at The Boston Conservatory where they perform in The Zack Box. They are also members of:

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