December 6, 2021

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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Little Island Press Release

ON SITE OPERA JOINS LITTLE ISLAND’S NYC FREE FESTIVAL FOR TWO DAYS OF FAMILY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES, AUGUST 14-15  Five Performances of The Perfect Pig and Tapestry of New York Celebrate the Indomitable Spirit of New York City NEW YORK, July 29, 2021–  On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company
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The First Black Opera Recordings

By Mark Schubin       The Harlem walking tour of On Site Opera’s The Road We Came exploration of Black history in New York City ends at 226 West 138th Street, the former home of James Williams, chief of the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal. That might not seem
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“What Lies Beneath” Press Release

ON SITE OPERA RETURNS TO LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH A PRODUCTION OF WHAT LIES BENEATH ABOARD THE HISTORIC SHIP WAVERTREE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM THIS AUGUST A Promenading Operatic Pastiche That Explores the Dark History of New York’s Maritime Slavery Through a Modern Lens of Racial Justice NEW
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From “The Ear of Dionysius” To My Distant Love

Written by Mark Schubin June of 2021 marks the first anniversary of On Site Opera’s singing-by-telephone production, To My Distant Love. What does that have to do with the artist Caravaggio, the physicist Charles Wheatstone, the author Victor Hugo, the engineer Nikola Tesla, the King of Portugal, and the Princess
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Interview with Jessica Jahn

Find out more about Jessica Jahn, the costume designer for The Road We Came! Tell us about yourself! How did you get started with costume design? I actually started out as a dancer–I graduated from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts with a degree in dance and also
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She Paved The Way

Written by Mark Schubin In ever-changing New York, it’s remarkable that the five stops on On Site Opera’s The Road We Came Lower Manhattan Tour remain largely as they were. Two other locations in the area, not stops on the tour but near the route, played a significant role in
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The Emperors of 55th Street

Written by Mark Schubin If you’ve taken On Site Opera’s The Road We Came midtown tour, you’ve probably learned a lot about the two major opera companies that were once adjacent on the Lincoln Center Plaza. And you probably didn’t need the tour to learn that the Metropolitan Opera scheduled
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Q&A With Our New Staff Members!

Get to know our new Audience Experience Manager, Yvonne de la Rosa, and Marketing Manager, Bowie Dunwoody! What was your first performing arts experience and what made it memorable? Yvonne: My first and most memorable experience with the performing arts has to be the school Christmas shows I was a
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