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.
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.
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Please join On Site Opera as we celebrate the opening of our sixth season with our first annual benefit fundraiser in the exquisite grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening will feature a seated three course dinner interspersed within a double bill of two operatic monodramas: Hector Berlioz’s The Death of Cleopatra, performed by mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert followed by Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, performed by soprano Leah Partridge. Conducted by OSO’s Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald, and directed by our General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the site-specific production features the string quintet SYBARITE5 at the center of a chamber orchestra.
Tickets are $500 and go on sale Wednesday, July 20 at osopera.org/doublebill or 212-877-0500.
Video animation & production logo by Paul DiPierro.
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 Zamora, soprano
ANTONIO/GUSMANO, Antoine Hodge, bass-baritone
MUSIC DIRECTOR, Geoffrey McDonald
STAGE DIRECTOR, Eric Einhorn
SPACE CONSULTANT/PROP DESIGNER, Cameron Anderson
COSTUME DESIGNER, Haley Lieberman
LIGHTING DESIGNER, Shawn Kaufman
HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGNER, Gabrielle Vincent
PRODUCER, Jessica Kiger
Video: Geoff Shelton, Hank Films
Production Logo Design: Derek Bishop
We first meet Susanna on the morning of her wedding to Figaro. She’s young, in love, and getting ready for the most important day of her life! Unfortunately for Susanna, it’s not going to be smooth sailing, and she’s got … Continued
La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro Introduction In the 21st century we are accustomed to the notion of a repertoire of operatic works drawn from the past, of recognised interest and merit, that have come to … Continued
At the center of the Figaro Trilogy is Beaumarchais’ eponymous barber and jack-of-all-trades. Baritone Jesse Blumberg takes up the shears for the second installment of the trilogy: Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro. We talked with Jesse about his favorite operatic moments … Continued
Interns are often pictured to be the people getting coffee or making copies, but lucky for me, I’ve found an internship where I can get coffee WITH the directors,co-founders and most interesting–the musicians! What I mean to say is, I … Continued
We are thrilled to welcome soprano Melissa Wimbish back to On Site Opera! Last seen as the mischievous Baby Mouse in our 2012 inaugural production, Melissa now returns as the naughty pageboy Cherubino in Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro. … Continued
Check out this great piece from Stephanie Simon at NY1 about New York Opera Alliance’s #NYOperaFest, with our own Jessica Kiger inside the beautiful 632 on Hudson talking about our upcoming production of Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro! New … Continued
When we last saw Rosina, Count Almaviva was whisking her away from the confines of Bartolo’s house. Now married to the Count, she resides in his palace and has a whole new set of obstacles and challenges that greet her! Soprano Camille … Continued
On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn and Executive Director/Producer, Jessica Kiger take you on a quick tour of the strikingly sumptuous 632 on Hudson, the perfect space for some Figaro fueled wedding-day chaos! Thanks to Fay Fox for the fab video!
For more information about the production, visit: bit.ly/OnSite_Figaro
Alt-Operas Unite the ‘Beer and Champagne Crowds’ By PIA CATTON Feb. 19, 2016 Some groups rarely perform twice at the same venue: In 2014, On Site Opera presented Rameau’s “Pygmalion,” in which an artist falls in love with a sculpture, … Continued