Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night/The Death of Cleopatra

September 29 & 30, 2016

The Harmonie Club

Cast & Creative Team

  • Cast

  • Leah Partridge
    (Miss Havisham)

  • Blythe Gaissert

    (String Quintet)

  • Creative Team

  • Geoffrey McDonald
    (Music Director)

  • Eric Einhorn
    (Stage Director)

  • Fay Leshner
    (Costume Designer)

  • Shawn Kaufman
    (Lighting Designer)

  • Affan Malik
    (Hair & Makeup Designer)

  • Sydney E. Schatz
    (Prop Master)

  • Jessica Kiger

About the Production


Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night
Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour, based on the character from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


Hector Berlioz’s La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra)
Text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard


Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7pm, Benefit Performance & Dinner
Tickets: $500

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $50

The Harmonie Club
4 E 60th St | New York, NY 10022
Performance running time is approximately 90 minutes.
*Please note: The Harmonie Club has a Dress Code of Business Casual.


Violin: Sami Merdinian
Violin: Sarah Whitney
Viola: Angela Pickett
Cello: Laura Metcalf
Bass: Louis Levitt

Flute: Keith Bonner
Oboe: Keve Wilson
Clarinet: Nicholas Gallas
Bassoon: Charles McCracken
Horn: Rheagan Osteen
Trumpet: Jonathan Heim
Trombone: Nate Mayland
Percussion: Clara Warnaar
Harp: Kathryn Andrews
Piano: Dmitry Glivinskiy

On Site Opera presents Dominick Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night and Hector Berlioz’s La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) in the grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening stars soprano Leah Partridge as Miss Havisham and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert as Cleopatra and features the string quintet SYBARITE5 at the center of a chamber orchestra. Conducted by OSO’s Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald, and directed by the company’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the site-specific production features lighting design by Shawn Kaufman and costume design by Fay Leshner. OSO invites audiences to join as Miss Havisham’s wedding guests for the evening – there’s champagne and cake for all!

About The Harmonie Club

As one of the city’s earliest and most prestigious clubs, Harmonie is truly a New York institution. Founded in 1852, Harmonie’s ranks include the most prominent leaders and achievers in the most significant fields and walks of life. Beyond their primary occupations, however, members are recognized for their active participation in cultural, civic, social and charitable causes. The Harmonie Club’s elegant Stanford White designed clubhouse provides an oasis in the center of Manhattan for members and their guests.

Production logo by Paul DiPierro.