RSO was founded in 2006 as a production company for new musical and dramatic works, and was based in Brookline, Massachusetts for the first eight years of its existence. The company relocated to Minneapolis in 2013 and made a critically lauded Midwest debut at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival with a revival of the opera The Frat Party. RSO returns to the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival in July with Leanna Kirchoff‘s The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret.
The Really Spicy Opera Company creates striking, entertaining, and thought-provoking musical and dramatic experiences for audiences and performers. We believe in the use of fresh topics and ideas, the importance of audience engagement, and that the arts should strive to be coherent, meaningful, and exciting. We embrace disparate musical styles and idioms, with the central credo that music and dramatic aesthetic deserve equal weight. We promote equitable representation of different races, classes, and sexual and gender identities onstage due to our deep-seated beliefs that art resonates more with those it represents.
Really Spicy Opera is an Associate Company Member of Opera America.