November 8, 2018

Notes from the Board Room

a blog series sharing insights from On Site Opera’s Board of Directors “It Takes A Village To Raise An Opera!” by Miriam Sondag, Board Secretary As a board member, opera fan, mother of a young child, and attorney working for affordable housing in NYC, I am extremely proud of On
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On Site Opera welcomes Merrill Rose to its Board of Directors!

On Site Opera is delighted to announce the addition of Merrill Rose to its Board of Directors. Merrill has been a devoted audience member and patron of On Site Opera for a few years. In 2017, she co-chaired the organization’s Gala Committee, bringing her enthusiasm and fresh ideas to help
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Updated: “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Press Release

Download the press release HERE. On Site Opera to present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, December 6-8, 2018 at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Performances will feature a chorus of community members who have experienced homelessness, as part of a partnership with Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest provider
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From the Director’s Desk

A blog series offering perspectives from various members of On Site Opera’s leadership team “Charting A Path Forward” by Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director Over the past year, I have been honored to participate in the 2019 inaugural class of the Women’s Opera Network Mentorship Program, through which I was mentored
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From the Board Room

a blog series sharing insights from On Site Opera’s Board of Directors Jane Gross, Board President “Creating A Work Culture That Supports Everyone” by Jane Gross, Board President One of the important takeaways from this year’s Opera Conference was the importance of implementing a Policy and Procedures document outlining how
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From the Director’s Desk

a blog series offering perspectives from members of On Site Opera’s leadership team “Notes from the 2018 National Opera Conference” by Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director What we put “on stage” (as it were) is the heart of our work at On Site Opera. It is also important to us
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“Amahl and the Night Visitors” Press Release

Download the press release HERE. On Site Opera to present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, December 6-8, 2018 at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Performances are free, and will feature a chorus of community members who have experienced homelessness, as part of a partnership with Breaking Ground, New York
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“Morning Star” Press Release

Download the press release HERE. On Site Opera presents the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Morning Star” at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, March 21-22, & 25, 2018 The work traces the story of an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan whose lives are forever
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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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“Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Press Release

Download the press release HERE. On Site Opera presents the World Premiere of John Musto’s new opera Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, September 23 – October 15, 2017 The 20-minute family-friendly opera, with a libretto by OSO General & Artistic
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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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