Gershwin Fan Produces Mini Opera at Harlem’s Cotton Club By Patrick Cole Jun 17, 2013 When a teacher at his New Jersey high school loaned Eric Einhorn George Gershwin’s “Blue Monday,” the brief jazz opera became an ear worm. “It … Continued
New York By John Rockwell | September 2013 When the Met closes shop and the spring rains arrive, little New York opera companies pop up like mushrooms, some delicious, some deadly. Of their recent presentations, the most piquant was a … Continued
A quick trip to the roaring ’20s with On Site Opera’s exciting production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday” produced at Harlem’s historic Cotton Club in June 2013. Produced by On Site Opera & Harlem Opera Theater Trailer by Good Baby Films … Continued
By David Salazar Jul 22, 2013 Scaling the heights of the opera world is no easy task. Especially for a director. However, for those brave enough to take on the journey, the rewards can be terrific and the applause massive. Such … Continued
Harlem opera: Singing star’s journey from baseball to baritone 24 June 2013 Clayton Mathews dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. He got close to the major leagues. But when an accident shattered that hope, he found unexpected success as … Continued
In 1922, the 23-year-old George Gershwin was already creating a name for himself in the New York music world of Tin Pan Alley. Songsmiths of this milieu were expected to churn out quantities of ditties for any occasion, and especially … Continued
Friday, June 14, 2013 By Marion Lignana Rosenberg New York is blessed with several groups that present music and opera in offbeat venues, including Gotham Chamber Opera, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, operamission, Bargemusic, and a spunky newcomer: On Site Opera, founded in … Continued
by Melissa Wimbish We’re kicking off Fashion month with a super-fun interview from the cast of On Site Opera’s Blue Monday. The site-specific production will hit Harlem’s Cotton Club in just a few weeks! Accompanied by a full orchestra featuring the … Continued
BLUE MONDAY IN HARLEM DO YOU KNOW Gershwin’s 1922 jazz opera Blue Monday? If you love Gershwin, you should. Just thirty minutes long at the outside, the piece is often said to be “first piece of symphonic jazz” and a precursor to … Continued
Check out BBC Music Magazine’s June event listings, featuring “Blue Monday”!
ON SITE OPERA IN HARLEM TO PRESENT GERSHWIN’S ‘BLUE MONDAY’ EARLY SYMPHONIC JAZZ WORK PREDATES ‘PORGY AND BESS’ By Rachel Dungan May 24, 2013 On June 18th and 19th, On Site Opera and the Harlem Opera Theater will present performances … Continued
How do you begin the process of designing costumes for a new production? I start with a lot of research. This includes images, music and movies related to the period of the opera and the type of world the director … Continued
Listen to a clip from Blue Monday at The Cotton Club.
Watch as star soprano Alyson Cambridge discusses her role of Vi in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of “Blue Monday.” Ms. Cambridge – who joined us between performances as Julie in “Showboat” with Washington National Opera – shares her thoughts … Continued
Watch as award-winning stage director Eric Einhorn shares his vision for On Site Opera’s upcoming production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday.” Mr. Einhorn (OSO’s Artistic Director) discusses the history of Gershwin’s first opera and gives an inside look at producing opera … Continued