“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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Meet OnSiteFigaro’s Intern: Olivia Schechtman

Interns are often pictured to be the people getting coffee or making copies, but lucky for me, I’ve found an internship where I can get coffee WITH the directors,co-founders and most interesting–the musicians! What I mean to say is, I am truly involved in the process–and for that I am
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UPDATED “The Marriage of Figaro” Press Release

Download “The Marriage Of Figaro” Press Release UPDATED OSO The Marriage of Figaro Press Release Photo of Jeni Houser by Michael Yeshion For Immediate Release May 23, 2016   ON SITE OPERA ANNOUNCES CAST CHANGE FOR NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF MARCOS PORTUGAL’S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO JUNE 14-17 AT 632
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Catching up with Cherubino: Melissa Wimbish, soprano

We are thrilled to welcome soprano Melissa Wimbish back to On Site Opera! Last seen as the mischievous Baby Mouse in our 2012 inaugural production, Melissa now returns as the naughty pageboy Cherubino in Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro. We talked with Melissa about her favorite operatic moments and
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On Site Opera featured on NY1!

Check out this great piece from Stephanie Simon at NY1 about New York Opera Alliance’s ‪#‎NYOperaFest‬, with our own Jessica Kiger inside the beautiful 632 on Hudson talking about our upcoming production of Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro!   New York Opera Fest Takes the Art Form Outside the Opera
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Chitchat with the Countess: Camille Zamora, soprano

When we last saw Rosina, Count Almaviva was whisking her away from the confines of Bartolo’s house. Now married to the Count, she resides in his palace and has a whole new set of obstacles and challenges that greet her! Soprano Camille Zamora (Pygmalion, 2014) returns to On Site Opera as 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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“The Marriage of Figaro” Press Release

Download “The Marriage Of Figaro” Press Release OSO The Marriage of Figaro Press Release   For Immediate Release March 9, 2016 On Site Opera Continues Site-Specific Trilogy, The Figaro Project, With North American Premiere Of Marcos Portugal’s The Marriage of Figaro, June 14-17 At 632 On Hudson in West Village
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On Site Opera featured in The Wall Street Journal

Alt-Operas Unite the ‘Beer and Champagne Crowds’ By PIA CATTON Feb. 19, 2016  Some groups rarely perform twice at the same venue: In 2014, On Site Opera presented Rameau’s “Pygmalion,” in which an artist falls in love with a sculpture, both at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Times Square and
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“The Secret Gardener” Press Release

Download “The Secret Gardener” Press Release OSO ATL_The Secret Gardener Press Release For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 On Site Opera announces a partnership with The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries Series to bring Mozart’s The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances, which will take
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On Site Opera & The Atlanta Opera announce 2017 site-specific co-production of Mozart’s “The Secret Gardener”

 On Site Opera announces a partnership with The Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries Series to bring Mozart’s The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) to life in a new site-specific co-production. Performances, which will take place in the spring of 2017, mark a bi-city first for both companies. Written by an 18-year-old Mozart,
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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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Play a starring role in site-specific opera!

A Letter from On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director Play a starring role in site-specific opera! “On Site Opera has a special niche in the New York opera scene as the pioneer of doing works in specific settings.” WQXR’s Operavore“ Perhaps they have found a viable route back to the future.” Opera Today
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On Site’s “Barber” featured on WQXR’s Operavore

When Opera is About Location, Location, Location Tuesday, June 16, 2015 By Fred Plotkin When one talks about real estate value in New York, the old saw is that it is based on “location, location, location.” And so it seems with how opera is presented around town.  New York is
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