#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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Introducing the Artistic Advisory Council

THE FUTURE OF OPERA by Justin Werner, Founder / Artist Manager at Stratagem Artists Hello! My name is Justin Werner and I am honored to be chairing the On Site Opera Artistic Advisory Council. As the proud founder of Stratagem Artists LLC, a boutique artist management firm based in NYC,
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Christopher Staub named new Director of Production

On Site Opera is excited to announce the latest addition to its staff! September 4, 2019 – Christopher Staub has been appointed the company’s first Director of Production. Christopher brings with him over fourteen years of experience in opera production. Prior to OSO, Chris was the Production Stage Manager at
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From The Director’s Desk: Building Innovation Without A Building

The Director’s Desk: A blog series offering perspectives from members of On Site Opera’s leadership team “Building Innovation Without A Building” by Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director Not long ago, I stumbled across this image on social media (right) that claimed the following: The largest transportation provider in the U.S. does
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From the Director’s Desk

A blog series offering perspectives from various members of On Site Opera’s leadership team “The Casting Puzzle” by Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director Creating a site-specific opera production truly does take a village! There are dozens of people involved in innumerable tasks designed to produce a thrilling operatic event,
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From the Director’s Desk

A blog series offering perspectives from various members of On Site Opera’s leadership team 6 1/2 of My Favorite Opera Terms by Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director A great privilege of working in the arts is that there is so much to learn! I came to On Site Opera from the
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From the Director’s Desk

A blog series offering perspectives from various members of On Site Opera’s leadership team “Opera and Social Impact” by Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director In the opera industry, we often talk about the potential opera has to create an impact within one’s community. Our site-specific productions that occur around
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Brut: From Homeless to Singing Opera

From Homeless to Singing Opera From homeless to singing opera — "it's like a fantasy come true." Posted by Brut on Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Guest Blog: ‘Amahl’ and Media Technology

On Site Opera welcomes Mark Schubin, an historian on the intersection of opera and media technology, to share the fascinating historical connection between media technology and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Amahl and the Night Visitors: A Look at this Holiday Opera’s Intersection with Media Technology by Mark Schubin Amahl and
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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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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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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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