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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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Summer In Every Season: Meet Our Costume Designer, Summer Lee Jack

Summer Lee Jack is a Brooklyn-based freelance costume designer who has been designing costumes for over 15 years and has worked on over 125 productions from opera and new plays to musicals, TV series and short film. We loved the chance to chat with Summer about her approach to our
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The Opera Veteran Who Continues To Serve: Baritone Robert Orth

Baritone Robert Orth is acclaimed for his singular talent as a singing actor. He has created dozens of roles for world premiere recordings and performances across the country. A few of his career triumphs include Nixon in Nixon in China (in at least eight international productions), Owen Hart in Dead Man Walking
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The Doctor Is In: Meet Patrick Cook, tenor

Tenor Patrick Cook boasts an impressive resume including a performance for President Obama, awards at The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a role in The American Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Les Huguenots. He joins On Site Opera as Dr. Henry Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History,
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A Girl With A Huge Heart: Soprano Jennifer Zetlan

Soprano Jennifer Zetlan’s eclectic career includes acclaimed performances in venues ranging from The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, The New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall. She portrays the title role in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of John Musto’s Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt. We spoke with Jennifer about her passion for
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The New Yorker: On Site Opera Takes on a Rare, Dark Work

By Russell Platt Illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti A great work by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) is like a blast of complicated sunshine. The composer, a scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished Jewish families of Provence, produced a brand of Gallic savoir-faire that was a multicolored phenomenon. The “Suite
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The NY Times discusses OSO’s “Guilty Mother”

An Operatic Rarity Picks Up Where Mozart and Rossini Left Off By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM | JUNE 16, 2017 Opera, on the whole, doesn’t much go for sequels. After all, the tragic ones tend to kill off their protagonists. And the romantic comedies? The satirist Kurt Tucholsky noted that the
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Always on the Move: Operawire’s exclusive interview with OSO’s Eric Einhorn

By David Salazar | May 11, 2017 Madame Tussaud’s. The Cotton Club. The Bronx Zoo. The West Side Community Gardens. The Museum of Natural History. What do all of these have in common? On Site Opera. The organization, which is the brainchild of Eric Einhorn and Jessica Kiger, has either
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Here Comes the Bride: Meet Leah Partridge, soprano

Soprano Leah Partridge is no stranger to an operatic mad scene. This week, in her On Site Opera debut, she adds another crazy character to her repertoire: Miss Havisham, literature’s most famous jilted bride. We chatted with Leah about her approach to operatic madness and what makes Miss Havisham a little
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Holding Court with Cleopatra: Meet Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert returns to On Site Opera to portray one of history’s greatest and most enigmatic rulers! We caught up with Blythe to see what she’s been up to since quacking her way into audience’s hearts as Auntie Duck in OSO’s inaugural production of The Tale of the Silly
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Here comes the bride: Meet Jeni Houser, soprano

We first meet Susanna on the morning of her wedding to Figaro. She’s young, in love, and getting ready for the most important day of her life! Unfortunately for Susanna, it’s not going to be smooth sailing, and she’s got a crazy day ahead of her! We talked with soprano
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“The Marriage of Figaro” program notes by David Cranmer

La pazza giornata o sia il matrimonio di Figaro   Introduction In the 21st century we are accustomed to the notion of a repertoire of operatic works drawn from the past, of recognised interest and merit, that have come to constitute a ‘canon’. Were we to go back to 18th-century
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Fast talk with Figaro: Jesse Blumberg, baritone

At the center of the Figaro Trilogy is Beaumarchais’ eponymous barber and jack-of-all-trades. Baritone Jesse Blumberg takes up the shears for the second installment of the trilogy: Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro. We talked with Jesse about his favorite operatic moments and his craziest musical memories.  Jesse Blumberg as Figaro at
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