Catching up with Cephise: Meet soprano Emalie Savoy

In Pygmalion, Rameau introduces the character of Cephise, Pygmalion’s lover whom he spurns for his beloved statue. Soprano Emalie Savoy will be singing the role of Cephise in On Site Opera’s June production of Pygmalion. We recently caught up with Emalie while she was in rehearsal for Cosi fan tutte
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NY Times: Opera Glasses, Google Edition

By Allan Kozinn, May 16, 2014 Opera companies, particularly small experimental ones, have been toying in recent years with immersive performances, in which audiences and performers move through different spaces. Often, these have been new works in English, but for companies interested in reimagining the classic canon, one question regularly
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“Pygmalion” featured on Broadway World

On Site Opera, which creates immersive, site-specific opera productions, has partnered with Figaro Systems, developer of groundbreaking libretto simultexting technology, to preview a future in which opera is further freed from the opera house. On Thursday, June 19 at Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom in Manhattan, the companies will give a special performance
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“Pygmalion” named a Top 5 Audience Participatory Opera Experience!

By Amanda Angel May 1, 2014 Standing room used to contain the cheapest seats, but more and more often it’s the only option for adventuresome opera fans around the world. In recent weeks one opera, staged amid the normal operations of an urban train station, was a finalist for one
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Rameau Redux: Why the French Composer Deserves Our Attention

By Fred Plotkin March 25, 2014 This year is not only the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, about whom I will write at various points throughout the year, but also the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), one of the most unsung (in every
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“But What I Really Want to do is Direct”

In September 2013, OSO Artistic Director Eric Einhorn took part in an Opera America’s panel called “But What I Really Want to Do is Direct.” Watch the complete panel discussion here. Finding support and training can be hard — breaking in is even harder. What skills do you need in
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Announcing On Site Opera’s Summer 2014 Offerings

On Site Opera invites you to Rameau’s Pygmalion this June at two incredible venues! Rameau’s 1748 Pygmalion is widely considered one of his greatest one-acts. The sculptor Pygmalion creates a statue to which he professes his love, and which he asks Venus to bring to life. L’Amour (Cupid) arrives to
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Blue Monday featured on Bloomberg.com

Gershwin Fan Produces Mini Opera at Harlem’s Cotton Club By Patrick Cole Jun 17, 2013 When a teacher at his New Jersey high school loaned Eric Einhorn George Gershwin’s “Blue Monday,” the brief jazz opera became an ear worm. “It was like the skies had opened,” said Einhorn, 32. “I
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Opera Magazine Review: “Blue Monday”

New York By John Rockwell | September 2013 When the Met closes shop and the spring rains arrive, little New York opera companies pop up like mushrooms, some delicious, some deadly. Of their recent presentations, the most piquant was a collaboration between the newish ON SITE OPERA and the HARLEM
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Blue Monday Trailer

A quick trip to the roaring ’20s with On Site Opera’s exciting production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday” produced at Harlem’s historic Cotton Club in June 2013. Produced by On Site Opera & Harlem Opera Theater Trailer by Good Baby Films (http://goodbabyfilms.com/)
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Latinos Post: Interview with Director Eric Einhorn

By David Salazar Jul 22, 2013 Scaling the heights of the opera world is no easy task. Especially for a director. However, for those brave enough to take on the journey, the rewards can be terrific and the applause massive. Such has been the life of stage director Eric Einhorn. Einhorn
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Blue Monday’s Clayton Mathews on BBC TV

Harlem opera: Singing star’s journey from baseball to baritone 24 June 2013 Clayton Mathews dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. He got close to the major leagues. But when an accident shattered that hope, he found unexpected success as an opera singer. Now a rising star in the opera
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“Blue Monday” Program Notes by William Berger

In 1922, the 23-year-old George Gershwin was already creating a name for himself in the New York music world of Tin Pan Alley. Songsmiths of this milieu were expected to churn out quantities of ditties for any occasion, and especially for the “revue” style of Broadway shows. Before the advent
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Interview: Eric Einhorn on WQXR’s Operavore

Friday, June 14, 2013 By Marion Lignana Rosenberg New York is blessed with several groups that present music and opera in offbeat venues, including Gotham Chamber Opera, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, operamission, Bargemusic, and a spunky newcomer: On Site Opera, founded in 2012 by director Eric Einhorn. OSO’s maiden offering of Shostakovich’s
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Operagasm: Cast of Blue Monday Quite the Fashionistas!

by Melissa Wimbish We’re kicking off Fashion month with a super-fun interview from the cast of On Site Opera’s Blue Monday. The site-specific production will hit Harlem’s Cotton Club in just a few weeks! Accompanied by a full orchestra featuring the Cotton Club All Stars and members of the Harlem Chamber
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