August 3, 2021

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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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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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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“The Road We Came” press release

A THREE NEIGHBORHOOD MUSICAL WALKING TOUR OF NEW YORK CITY EXPLORES BLACK MUSIC HISTORY AND ITS LANDMARKS TO LEARN FROM THE PAST AND RE-FRAME THE PRESENT A Multi-Media Collaboration with Award-Winning Historian, Grammy Nominated Baritone and Innovative Production Team Re-Define the Immersive and Site-Specific Music Experience NEW YORK, February 10,
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Creating Operatic Print Design Magic in a Box

PRINT MAGAZINE by Ellen M. Shapiro February 3, 2021 When theaters are dark because of the pandemic, what do you do (if you’re smart)? You send subscribers and classical music buffs an opera in a box, of course. No, three operas—actually song cycles (a group of sequenced tunes): Leoš Janáček’s
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Eric Einhorn of ‘On Site Opera’: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Run a Live Virtual Event

MEDIUM By Tyler Gallagher Jan. 2, 2021 Read the original article here. As a part of our series about “5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Run a Live Virtual Event”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eric Einhorn Eric Einhorn is the co-founding General & Artistic Director of
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Video: NBC4 – Sending Music By Mail: Opera Goes Old School to Reach Fans

You can’t physically go to the opera this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start the year off with a song. Natalie Pasquarella sat down with Artistic and General Director Eric EInhorn and Tenor Bernard Holcomb who appears in “The Diary of One Who Vanished” and Cristina Maria Castro
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Onstage wasn’t an option, so Jewish artists reimagined theater for the pandemic era.

FORWARD By Irene Katz Connelly Dec. 30, 2020 Read the full article here. Eric Einhorn, the artistic director of On Site Opera, initially struggled to imagine how to serve a scattered, homebound audience. For an opera company that stages site-specific operas in unconventional venues — think “Pygmalion” in a wax
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Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

On Site Opera, a New York City group that performs at non-traditional venues, got an unusual request to perform arias for a team of lawyers at a California firm. The numbers will include an aria from Carmen in which the title character tries to negotiate herself out of prison —
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