Guerilla Opera is a unique company in that it combines both the traditions of Ensemble Theater with the New Music Chamber Ensemble to create fully staged productions of operas commissioned specifically for them.

Performing in small, black box settings, and employing a trim retinue of some of Boston’s most virtuosic singers and instrumentalists, Guerilla Opera is designed to deliver a ferocious and vibrant experience to the concert going public. They exclusively perform newly commissioned operas, developing a unique repertoire and, in the process, give voice to a new generation of operatic composers. By combining an in-your-face intimacy, culturally relevant subject matter, and low ticket prices, they will expand the definition of who an opera-goer can be.


The mission of Guerilla Opera is to foster a new repertoire of chamber operas written specifically for them, to perform in intimate settings, and to foster a non-hierarchical environment of intense collaboration resulting from the direct communication between all performers without the use of a conductor or formal music director.


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