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The Special Alchemy of a Revival

by Eric Einhorn, General and Artistic Director As a stage director in opera, my job is to create something truly ephemeral. We plan for months or years for a new production; we rehearse with singers for several weeks; and then, in just a few short performances, it’s all over. A
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#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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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: The Casting Puzzle

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: 6 1/2 Favorite Opera Terms

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: Opera and Social Impact

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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From the Director’s Desk: Charting A Path Forward

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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