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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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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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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Best of 2020: OperaWire’s Top 11 Industry-Defining Moments of the Year

“If we look back at this year, we can all agree that some of the greatest innovation from around the opera world came not from the “big name” companies, but those with more flexibility.” Operawire named “To My Distant Love” and “The Beauty that Still Remains: Diaries in Song” in
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Video: Eric Einhorn on The Lied Society’s Round Table

Eric Einhorn, co-founding General & Artistic Director of On Site Opera, joined The Lied Society’s Round Table on December 5, 2020 to discuss The Beauty That Still Remains.  
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Opera by Telephone and Other Ways to Enjoy the High Notes

Read the original article here. SPECTRUM NEWS NY1 BY STEPHANIE SIMON NEW YORK CITY PUBLISHED 8:29 AM ET NOV. 11, 2020 NEW YORK – All the major opera houses like The Met have been dark since the pandemic began and opera companies have been scrambling to put programming online. But some in the
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A Statement of Unity

On Site Opera – as an organization and as a family of people – stands in solidarity and support with the Black community, which has been roiled by yet another tragic and deplorable miscarriage of justice. We acknowledge the pain, grief, and outrage of this moment. We acknowledge the depth
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Values-Driven Decisions Amidst Global Crisis

The Director’s Desk: A blog series offering perspectives from various members of On Site Opera’s leadership team With Eric Einhorn, Piper Gunnarson, and Geoffrey McDonald At On Site Opera, we have daily conversations internally to consider how best to fulfill our mission, serve our artists and audiences, and innovate within
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The Special Alchemy of a Revival

by Eric Einhorn, General and Artistic Director As a stage director in opera, my job is to create something truly ephemeral. We plan for months or years for a new production; we rehearse with singers for several weeks; and then, in just a few short performances, it’s all over. A
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#NotMyCarmen: The Immersive Worlds of Opera and Video Games

by Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director At On Site Opera, we have just closed our production of The Turn of the Screw, our most immersive project to date. During our performances, we not only moved singers across the playing space, we also moved orchestra players from one spot to another, and
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