November 30, 2022

One Last Serving of Birthday Cake!

Hello everyone, we are so excited to be able to present Amahl and the Night Visitors once again after a three year hiatus. The opera’s messages of generosity, selflessness, community, and joy are the perfect way to end our 10th anniversary season.  And what an anniversary season it has been!
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Professional Development in Action

By Eric Einhorn On September 24, I had the pleasure of joining an esteemed panel of colleagues to speak on two panels during Opera America’s Professional Development Workshop for BIPOC Singers. The participants were a wonderful group of mostly emerging artists looking for guidance as they embark on the next
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Coming Home To Amahl

By Annette Phuvan I was never technically homeless.  I was forced to leave my home of 21 years though after my landlord decided to raise the rent by 600 dollars a month.  I couldn’t afford to live there anymore and in a month’s time had to move to Brooklyn, an
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Summer Reading

By Mark Schubin From Shostakovich’s The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse in 2012 to Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in 2022, On Site Opera’s productions have generally been on the lighter side. That will change with Puccini’s Il tabarro [The Cloak]. How can you prepare for the passionate drama? You might
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A Night at the Opera Press Release

ON SITE OPERA PRESENTS COMEDY AND TRAGEDY UNDER THE STARS IN  PARTNERSHIP WITH CARAMOOR THIS SUMMER  STEPHANIE BLYTHE AND LAQUITA MITCHELL BRING LESSON PLAN LIVE TO THE  STAGE ALONG WITH EXCERPTS FROM CARMEN  On Site Opera Continues Tenth Anniversary Season with One Night Only Production in the Hudson Valley  NEW
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Gianni Schicchi Press Release

ON SITE OPERA BRINGS AUDIENCES INTO THE OPULENT HOME OF THE DONATI FAMILY IN  THEIR SITE-SPECIFIC PRODUCTION OF PUCCINI’S GIANNI SCHICCHI THIS APRIL  A Diverse Cast Brings High-jinks and Hilarity to an Opera Favorite  NEW YORK, March 7, 2022 – On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company rooted in
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Happy 10th Anniversary, On Site Opera!

By Mark Schubin A short walk from where On Site Opera produced Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw, at the Wave Hill estate in the Bronx, is a giant sequoia tree (left, photo by Benjamin Swett). It’s a mere baby, having been planted in 1975 (one in California
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New Trustees Press Release

ON SITE OPERA ANNOUNCES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO EXPAND LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATION AND LEGACY NEW YORK, January 26, 2022 –  On Site Opera, New York’s pioneer opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, announced today the appointment of 2 new trustees to the company’s Board of Directors:
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A Divine Comedy

By Mark Schubin The Prince George Ballroom (right) is a highly appropriate location for On Site Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi. The opera takes place largely in a room of a Florentine palace; the Prince George Ballroom is decorated in an opulent Neo-Renaissance style. The opera’s
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Emily Barber Press Release

ON SITE OPERA ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION MANAGER AHEAD OF TENTH  ANNIVERSARY SEASON  NEW YORK, December 6, 2020 – On Site Opera, New York’s pioneer opera company rooted in site specific storytelling and the immersive experience, announced today the appointment of Emily Barber as the company’s new Production Manager ahead of
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Lesson Plan Press Release

STEPHANIE BLYTHE AND LAQUITA MITCHELL STAR IN THE LIVE AND  INTERACTIVE DIGITAL WORLD PREMIERE OF LESSON PLAN  On Site Opera Opens Tenth Anniversary Season with a Little Humor and a Lot of Star Power  NEW YORK, December 1, 2021 – On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company rooted in
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Miss Attribution of 1751

By Mark Schubin On Site Opera’s production of Lesson Plan was made possible thanks to your support. After all, “Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.” That quotation is most-often attributed to the 17th-century French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière (right, in a
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2022 Season Announcement

ON SITE OPERA CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE AND A CELEBRATION OF THE PAST  Global Virtual Experiences, A Multi-Year Trilogy Project and Musical Connections to the Local Community Headline Milestone Season NEW YORK, October 12, 2020 –  On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company
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Pigs, Puppets, and Performances

By Mark Schubin On Site Opera’s puppet-based performance of The Perfect Pig on Little Island is not the first puppet-based opera in New York City. It’s also not the city’s first pig-based opera. It’s not even the first opera performance on a little artificial island in the Hudson River just
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The Showboat: Made in NY

By Mark Schubin On Site Opera’s musical performances aboard the Wavertree, a waterborne vessel, might suggest a showboat, and Show Boat (the novel, the movies, and the musical—the last performed by many opera companies) might suggest smoke billowing from tall stacks, paddle wheels churning the water, and music from the
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