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.

Praised by BBC News as “innovative” and by The New York Times for their “seductive” productions, On Site Opera has presented Shostakovich at The Bronx Zoo, Gershwin at Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club, and Rameau at Madame Tussauds New York and the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom as well as a site-specific workshop of Clarimonde, a new work by Frederic Chaslin and P.H. Fisher. Committed to exploring new technology in opera, On Site Opera implemented the first-ever Google Glass supertitles during its 2014 run of Rameau’s Pygmalion, of which The Verge reported “Few things seem like obvious fits for Google Glass so far, but this is one of them.”

On Site Opera, a registered 501(c)(3), is a member of Opera America and the New York Opera Alliance.

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 General & 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 Executive Director/Producer

Jessica Kiger is a New York-based producer experienced in creative development, publicity, marketing, brand messaging, logistical planning, project management, performance in non-traditional venues, and event coordination. She is co-founder and Executive Director/Producer of On Site Opera; a Score Reader and Production Associate for the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcasts; and Producer and Event Coordinator for cellist Inbal Segev. During the 2013-14 season, Ms. Kiger served as the production assistant for WQXR’s Operavore where she was the lead producer on …

Board of Directors
  • Jane A. Gross, President
  • Marie Golda, Treasurer
  • Miriam Sondag, Secretary
  • Stacey Anderson
  • Eric Einhorn
  • Shelley Einhorn
  • Michael Katz