Founded in 2012, On Site Opera is dedicated to producing site-specific opera in non-traditional venues throughout New York. On Site Opera molds its productions to specific locations using physical space to create an environment in which the concept, storytelling, music, and performers unite to form an immersive, cohesive, and meaningful whole. By bringing opera out of traditional theaters and into the community, On Site Opera also has the opportunity to reach underserved audiences.

On Site Opera's mission is to:
  • produce site-specific productions in venues throughout New York City
  • enrich the cultural life of New York by bringing opera to new audiences
  • foster emerging talent through performance and production opportunities
  • collaborate with local organizations and schools to build community relationships and reach new audiences
  • explore new technology and production methods in order to reduce the company’s environmental impact
On Site Opera Staff

Eric Einhorn Artistic Director

Award-winning director Eric Einhorn has been praised by The Austin Chronicle as “a rising star in the opera world” and by Opera News for his “keen eye for detail and character insight” for which the results were “a seamless, gripping flow.” During the 2014-15 season, he directs the world premiere of The Property for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited program (he is also the co-adapter of the libretto); makes his Portland Opera debut with Carmen; and stages Paisiello’s Il …


Geoffrey McDonald Music Director

Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “promising and confident” member of the newest generation of conductors, Geoffrey McDonald commands a broad repertoire with extensive experience in operatic, symphonic, and choral works. He is the music director of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, the Bard College Orchestra, and newly-appointed music director of On Site Opera in New York City. He is also an instructor in the Bard College Conservatory's Masters Program in Conducting.   A proponent of new works and new approaches to …


Jessica Kiger Creative Producer


Blake Zidell & Associates Publicist

For publicity inquiries, please contact Blake Zidell at Blake Zidell & Associates 718.643.9052 or

Board of Directors
  • Eric Einhorn, President
  • Marie Golda, Treasurer
  • Miriam Sondag, Secretary
  • Stacey Anderson
  • Nicholas Bentivoglio
  • Shelley Einhorn
  • Jane Gross