Piper Pipes Up

This year after an extensive national search for a new Executive Director, On Site Opera was fortunate to find Piper Gunnarson. She is a seasoned nonprofit arts administrator with a background in theater administration for organizations spanning all genres of the art form including classical plays, new works, musicals and
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Summer In Every Season: Meet Our Costume Designer, Summer Lee Jack

Summer Lee Jack is a Brooklyn-based freelance costume designer who has been designing costumes for over 15 years and has worked on over 125 productions from opera and new plays to musicals, TV series and short film. We loved the chance to chat with Summer about her approach to our
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The Opera Veteran Who Continues To Serve: Baritone Robert Orth

Baritone Robert Orth is acclaimed for his singular talent as a singing actor. He has created dozens of roles for world premiere recordings and performances across the country. A few of his career triumphs include Nixon in Nixon in China (in at least eight international productions), Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking
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The Doctor Is In: Meet Patrick Cook, tenor

Tenor Patrick Cook boasts an impressive resume including a performance for President Obama, awards at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a role in The American Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Les Huguenots. He joins On Site Opera as Dr. Henry Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History,
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A Girl With A Huge Heart: Soprano Jennifer Zetlan

Soprano Jennifer Zetlan’s eclectic career includes acclaimed performances in venues ranging from The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, The New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall. She portrays the title role in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of John Musto’s Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt. We spoke with Jennifer about her passion for
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The New Yorker: On Site Opera Takes on a Rare, Dark Work

By Russell Platt Illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti A great work by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) is like a blast of complicated sunshine. The composer, a scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished Jewish families of Provence, produced a brand of Gallic savoir-faire that was a multicolored phenomenon. The “Suite
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The NY Times discusses OSO’s “Guilty Mother”

An Operatic Rarity Picks Up Where Mozart and Rossini Left Off By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM | JUNE 16, 2017 Opera, on the whole, doesn’t much go for sequels. After all, the tragic ones tend to kill off their protagonists. And the romantic comedies? The satirist Kurt Tucholsky noted that the
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On Site Opera’s 2017 Performances Press Release

Download the press release for On Site Opera’s 2017 performances: ON SITE OPERA 2017 PERFORMANCES Press release   ON SITE OPERA 2017 PERFORMANCES Site-specific productions include Mozart’s The Secret Gardener at the West Side Community Garden (May 11-13), the U.S. premiere of Milhaud’s La mère coupable at The Garage, a Hell’s Kitchen industrial space
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Always on the Move: Operawire’s exclusive interview with OSO’s Eric Einhorn

By David Salazar | May 11, 2017 Madame Tussaud’s. The Cotton Club. The Bronx Zoo. The West Side Community Gardens. The Museum of Natural History. What do all of these have in common? On Site Opera. The organization, which is the brainchild of Eric Einhorn and Jessica Kiger, has either
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On Site Opera’s Double Bill of Monodramas at The Harmonie Club

Highlights from On Site Opera’s 2016 production of Argento’s “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and Berlioz’s “La Mort de Cléopâtre” at The Harmonie Club.
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The Crypt Sessions: The Tell-Tale Heart

The Crypt Sessions presents a small taste of Gregg Kallor’s new piece based on Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ featuring Joshua Roman and Elizabeth Pojanowski, in collaboration with On Site Opera and directed by Sarah Meyers.
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“Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Press Release

Download “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Press Release: “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Press Release   For immediate release October 16, 2016 Apatosaurus, (Brontosaurus) by Charles R. Knight, 1898 American Museum of Natural History   ON SITE OPERA TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT A SITE-SPECIFIC OPERA
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Here Comes the Bride: Meet Leah Partridge, soprano

Soprano Leah Partridge is no stranger to an operatic mad scene. This week, in her On Site Opera debut, she adds another crazy character to her repertoire: Miss Havisham, literature’s most famous jilted bride. We chatted with Leah about her approach to operatic madness and what makes Miss Havisham a little
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Holding Court with Cleopatra: Meet Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert returns to On Site Opera to portray one of history’s greatest and most enigmatic rulers! We caught up with Blythe to see what she’s been up to since quacking her way into audience’s hearts as Auntie Duck in OSO’s inaugural production of The Tale of the Silly
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Highlights from Marcos Portugal’s “Figaro” at 632 on Hudson

Highlights from On Site Opera’s 2016 production of Marcos Portugal’s “The Marriage of Figaro” at 632 on Hudson more information: osopera.org/figaro FIGARO, Jesse Blumberg, baritone SUSANNA, Jeni Houser, soprano MARCELLINA, Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano DON BARTOLO, David Langan, bass-baritone COUNT ALMAVIVA, David Blalock, tenor DON BASILIO, Ryan Kuster, bass-baritone COUNTESS, Camille
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