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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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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On Site Opera’s Double Bill of Monodramas at The Harmonie Club

Highlights from On Site Opera’s 2016 production of Argento’s “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and Berlioz’s “La Mort de Cléopâtre” at The Harmonie Club.
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The Crypt Sessions: The Tell-Tale Heart

The Crypt Sessions presents a small taste of Gregg Kallor’s new piece based on Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ featuring Joshua Roman and Elizabeth Pojanowski, in collaboration with On Site Opera and directed by Sarah Meyers.
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Highlights from Marcos Portugal’s “Figaro” at 632 on Hudson

Highlights from On Site Opera’s 2016 production of Marcos Portugal’s “The Marriage of Figaro” at 632 on Hudson more information: osopera.org/figaro FIGARO, Jesse Blumberg, baritone SUSANNA, Jeni Houser, soprano MARCELLINA, Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano DON BARTOLO, David Langan, bass-baritone COUNT ALMAVIVA, David Blalock, tenor DON BASILIO, Ryan Kuster, bass-baritone COUNTESS, Camille
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Save the Date for OSO’s Inaugural Benefit! 

Please join On Site Opera as we celebrate the opening of our sixth season with our first annual benefit fundraiser in the exquisite grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening will feature a seated three course dinner interspersed within a double bill of two operatic monodramas: Hector Berlioz’s The
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OnSiteFigaro: Tour of 632 on Hudson

On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn and Executive Director/Producer, Jessica Kiger take you on a quick tour of the strikingly sumptuous 632 on Hudson, the perfect space for some Figaro fueled wedding-day chaos! Thanks to Fay Fox for the fab video! For more information about the production,
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Highlights from “The Barber of Seville” by Giovanni Paisiello

Highlights from On Site Opera’s 2015 production of “The Barber of Seville” by Giovanni Paisiello’s at the Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer.) more information: http://bit.ly/OnSite_Barber ROSINA: Monica Yunus, soprano COUNT ALMAVIVA: David Blalock, tenor FIGARO: Andrew Wilkowske, baritone DR. BARTOLO: Rod Nelman, bass-baritone DON BASILIO: Isaiah Musik-Ayala, bass-baritone SVEGLIATO/NOTARY:
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Video update from On Site Opera’s “Barber of Seville”

A behind the scenes look at On Site Opera’s rehearsals of Giovanni Paisiello’s “The Barber of Seville” June 9 & 11-13, 2015 at 7:30pm | Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) more information: http://bit.ly/OnSite_Barber ROSINA: Monica Yunus, soprano COUNT ALMAVIVA: David Blalock, tenor FIGARO: Andrew Wilkowske, baritone DR. BARTOLO: Rod
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Pygmalion Trailer

Cupid brings a scultpor’s work to life in On Site Opera’s site-specific production of Rameau’s “Pygmalion” at the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom in June 2014. Trailer by Geoff Shelton – www.geoffshelton.com
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