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"Ross Crean Presents: A Queer Engagement" Opens in Chicago August 17 & 18, 2018!

Crean presents a celebration of queer classical works! We begin with a cabaret of LGBTQ+ vocal pieces, followed by the Chicago premiere of Ross Crean and Aiden K. Feltkamp's new one-act opera, which serves as a sequel to Mozart's “Don Giovanni.” Click HERE for details and tickets!

"The Times Are Nightfall" to premiere at the National Opera Center on July 1st, 2018!!!

Witness the workshop premiere of composer Ross Crean and librettist Aiden K. Feltkamp's new micro opera, which follows Anna and Elvira in the aftermath of Mozart's Don Giovanni. This grindhouse-style story explores themes of rape culture and grief through the lens of two women who find solace in the most unexpected place: one another.

THE GREAT GOD PAN - Chicago World Premiere

MARCH 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18*, 2018 | 7:30PM (*3PM)
at Chopin Theatre
Music and Libretto by Ross Crean
Based on Arthur Machen’s novella

For tickets, simply click HERE!

Described by Stephen King as "one of the best horror stories ever written. Perhaps the best in the English language." 

"The Great God Pan" Out Now!!!

Ross' opera "The Great God Pan," an adaptation of the 1890 novella by Arthur Machen, is now available on recording through Navona Records/Naxos of America. For purchasing options, please go to the BUY page.


The Great God Pan on "Doing the Work" with Matthan Black!

I had the pleasure of recording an episode of "Doing the Work" with Matthan Black, Sarah Thompson Johansen, Andrew Fisher, and Vince Wallace, who all sang on the recording of "The Great God Pan". We talk all about the recording process, what we've been up to since December, and our mutual love of Taco Bell. Great God Pan is available starting on Aug. 11th wherever find albums are sold on the internet! Pick one up today! Enjoy! LISTEN HERE!!!

"The Great God Pan" Now Available for Pre-Order!

It has been a two year journey writing and recording my opera "The Great God Pan." The original novella is something that has stuck with me for decades, and now I am excited to share with all of you a story of horror, gender, and morality. 

While it will not be released until August 11th, you can now pre-order the album and immediately get Sarah Thompson Johansen's performance of Helen's aria, "Gethsemane." So what are you waiting for?! Go get a copy on iTunes NOW!

Submit to Sing on Ross' New Vocal Works Album!

Ross' new vocal works album will begin recording over the Winter 2017 - Spring 2018 season, and he is looking for a fitting Mezzo-Soprano or Zwischen voice to record his award-winning and critically-acclaimed song cycle "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose." The collection will be released on the Navona Records/Naxos of America label.

"The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose" nominated for Austin Critics' Table Award!

Ross' comedic song cycle "The Passive-Aggressive's Guide to Mother Goose" was nominated for Best Original Composition in the Austin Critics Table Awards. Julia Di Fiore, who performed it as part of One Ounce Opera's Freshly Squeezed Ounce of Art Song, was also nominated for Best Classical Singer! Congrats to everyone nominated!!!

You can read more about it HERE!

"Lost Daughters" World Premiere at Oberlin Conservatory!!!

Lost Daughters, an operatic new work commissioned for The Mozart Players by graduating Oberlin Conservatory conductor, John Paul Jennings, and written by celebrated composer, Ross Crean (, is premiering at Oberlin’s Warner Concert Hall on May 7, 2017 at 8:00pm. For ticket information, visit To support this world premiere student-produced opera, go to to help defray production costs. 


Lost Daughters organically integrates characters from literature, mythology, and opera to explore the complexity of motherhood, the universality of grief, and the strength to overcome loss,” said Maestro Jennings. “It is a tale of human experience we can all share. I am privileged for this opportunity to conduct the story through Ross Crean’s epic composition.”


In November 2014, The Mozart Players was founded by a collaborative of Oberlin students who created a precedent-setting environment in which to make and create new music. Three years later, it is only fitting that The Mozart Players’ swan song performance is another milestone of student and artistic achievement, a world-premiere opera, conducted and commissioned by founding member and Oberlin Conservatory graduating senior, John Paul Jennings. Lost Daughters will feature singers Katherine Bruton, soprano, Marysa Abbas, mezzo-soprano and Jessica Hiltabidle, mezzo soprano.


“This project brings together emerging artists and organizations from all over the U.S. to collaborate and originate new art and music, representing the entrepreneurship needed for the continued development of a new generation of American opera and art,” said Chicago-based opera composer, Ross Crean. “I encourage you to come see the performance and support not just Lost Daughters, but young, bold influencers of art like the Mozart Players.”


For more information about Lost Daughters, call The Mozart Players at +1.949.533.4170 or email John Paul Jennings at


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