About Really Spicy Opera

Really Spicy Opera is an award-winning performing arts company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2005, RSO has given the world premieres of more than two dozen stage works. It collaborates with the Annapolis, Maryland-based Élan Ensemble to present performances and new scholarship on historical musical activities by women, and with the New York City-based Double Backbone Productions to highlight women-centered narratives. Really Spicy Opera has toured across the United States and Canada, and was an ensemble-in-residence at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2018.

RSO maintains the Historical Operas by Women List, oversees the Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely Project (with the Élan Ensemble), and is currently pursuing its flagship Women in Opera Initiative to commission and perform new operas written by and featuring women. 

Really Spicy Opera's online Aria Institute provides specialized training for composers and librettists in the craft of opera and aria writing.

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Minneapolis, MN 55405
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