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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Eric Einhorn speaks with Classical TV about Blue Monday

BLUE MONDAY IN HARLEM  DO YOU KNOW Gershwin’s 1922 jazz opera Blue Monday?  If you love Gershwin, you should.  Just thirty minutes long at the outside, the piece is often said to be “first piece of symphonic jazz” and a precursor to Gershwin’s later works—Rhapsody in Blue dates from 1924 and Porgy
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Blue Monday in BBC Music Magazine!

Check out BBC Music Magazine’s June event listings, featuring “Blue Monday”!
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JazzTimes: Blue Monday Preview

ON SITE OPERA IN HARLEM TO PRESENT GERSHWIN’S ‘BLUE MONDAY’ EARLY SYMPHONIC JAZZ WORK PREDATES ‘PORGY AND BESS’ By Rachel Dungan May 24, 2013 On June 18th and 19th, On Site Opera and the Harlem Opera Theater will present performances of George Gershwin’s Blue Monday at the iconic New York
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Candida K. Nichols

How do you begin the process of designing costumes for a new production? I start with a lot of research. This includes images, music and movies related to the period of the opera and the type of world the director and myself want the show to inhabit. My visual research
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“The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse” Press Release

Download The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse Press Release OSO Baby Mouse Press Release On Site Opera presents Shostakovich’s The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse English Translation by Manashir Iakubov part of Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Bronx Zoo   Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:30 & 3:30pm Sunday,
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“Blue Monday” Press Release

Download the Blue Monday Press Release. OSO Blue Monday Press Release   On Site Opera & Harlem Opera Theater present Gershwin’s Blue Monday at Harlem’s historic Cotton Club Tuesday, June 18 & Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7pm | Cocktails & Dancing, 8pm | wThe Cotton Club | 656 W 125th St
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“Blue Monday” on BBC Radio 4!

Listen to a clip from Blue Monday at The Cotton Club.
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Alyson Cambridge

Watch as star soprano Alyson Cambridge discusses her role of Vi in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of “Blue Monday.” Ms. Cambridge – who joined us between performances as Julie in “Showboat” with Washington National Opera – shares her thoughts the finer points of singing Gershwin, the story of how
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Eric Einhorn

Watch as award-winning stage director Eric Einhorn shares his vision for On Site Opera’s upcoming production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday.” Mr. Einhorn (OSO’s Artistic Director) discusses the history of Gershwin’s first opera and gives an inside look at producing opera at the historic Cotton Club.
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Alvin Crawford

Watch as bass Alvin Crawford discusses his role of Sam in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of “Blue Monday.” A truly versatile performer, Mr. Crawford has been seen in leading roles from Broadway to the Vienna Opera stage. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on singing Gershwin, and how
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Gregory Hopkins

Watch as conductor Gregory Hopkins discusses On Site Opera and Harlem Opera Theater’s upcoming production of “Blue Monday” at the Cotton Club. In this interview, Maestro Hopkins (HOT’s Artistic Director) also talks about his work as one of Harlem’s musical leaders, and tells us about his career idol!
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Chase Taylor

Chase Taylor, a recent Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist, plays Joe, Vi’s gambling boyfriend. Chase discusses his role in On Site Opera’s upcoming production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday”, as well as sings some of Joe’s beautiful aria from the opera.
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Meet the artist behind Blue Monday: Clayton Mathews

Up-and-coming bass-baritone Clayton Mathews plays the club owner Mike in On Site Opera’s production of Gershwin’s “Blue Monday” at the Cotton Club. In this interview, Mr. Mathews talks about making his New York debut, his family history with the Harlem Renaissance, and why he likes to play the bad guy
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