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.
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.