The Second Annual Excellence in Opera (‘Freddie’) Awards

Friday, December 19, 2014 By Fred Plotkin In 2014, I attended 76 opera performances given by 28 companies. A third of these were at the Metropolitan Opera. I have seen productions that were large and grand and others that were done on a spare budget. I am happy to report
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Pygmalion Trailer

Cupid brings a scultpor’s work to life in On Site Opera’s site-specific production of Rameau’s “Pygmalion” at the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom in June 2014. Trailer by Geoff Shelton – www.geoffshelton.com
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Austin’s KMFA radio features Google Glass “Pygmalion”

KMFA’s Judlyne Gibson interviews Eric Einhorn after OSO’s “Pygmalion” performance featuring Google Glass supertitles.
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The Verge on OSO’s use Google Glass supertitles!

In 1983, at a showing of Strauss’ Elektra, the Canadian Opera Company changed opera forever. It introduced a concept that its creator termed surtitles, which projected translated lyrics alongside the performers. It allowed viewers to read the dialogue as they heard it sung in German, rather than having to read the
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TUNE IN TONIGHT: On Site Opera presents a FREE live stream of Rameau’s Pygmalion

  On Site Opera and Figaro Systems present a FREE live stream of Rameau’s Pygmalion TUNE IN TONIGHT: Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm EST https://new.livestream.com/onsiteopera/pygmalion On Site Opera and Figaro Systems are excited to announce a FREE live stream of Rameau’s Pygmalion from the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom featuring the first-ever MobiTxt captions! Watch the live
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Meet Cupid’s Graces: Games and Laughter

“I was inspired to use the classical structure of the minuet while infusing contemporary forms.” –Choreographer Jordan Isadore on his work in Pygmalion. We are excited to bring you a sneak peek from rehearsal of Jordan’s choreography! In this clip, Cupid’s Graces, Games and Laughter (played by Jordan Isadore and Eloise
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“Pygmalion” Program Notes by William Berger

Pygmalion is another telling of the popular myth of the sculptor whose love for the statue he has carved is so intense that it is vivified by the gods to love him in return. The myth has been told famously by Ovid in his Metamorphoses (the Phoenician roots of the
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Conversing with the conductor: Meet Jennifer Peterson

At the musical helm of OSO’s production of Rameau’s Pygmalion is conductor and harpsichordist Jennifer Peterson. With just a week until opening night, we sat down with Jennifer to learn a bit more about early music. OSO: Your company, operamission, is currently in the midst of producing all of Handel’s operas.
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“Pygmalion” in Gramophone Magazine!

  We are honored that Gramophone included Pygmalion in this month’s listings! We hope you’ll join us for Rameau’s masterpiece! Tickets available at: onsiteopera.showclix.com.
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Chattin’ with Cupid: Meet soprano Justine Aronson

Lost and confused about his feelings for his Statue, Pygmalion prays to Venus for help. The goddess of love sends Cupid to bring the Statue to life…but not before having a little fun first. Soprano Justine Aronson will play L’Amour, the frisky cherub, in this month’s production of Rameau’s Pygmalion.
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Classical TV: Interview with Eric Einhorn about “Pygmalion”

Rameau’s Pygmalion SOME OF THE most exciting stage productions in the world today are being presented by smallish opera companies that have the wit, determination, and maneuverability to stage classic works in new ways— allowing audiences to embrace stories and scores that have sometimes faded under the varnish of too
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The Sculptor at Work: Meet tenor Marc Molomot

Tenor Marc Molomot stars in the title role of Pygmalion later this month with On Site Opera. We caught up with Marc before a performance of Carmina Burana with the Pacific Symphony (staged by OSO’s Eric Einhorn) and asked him about his love of Rameau, the challenges of the hautre-contre
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“Pygmalion” in New York Magazine

Opera5. See Pygmalion at Madame TussaudsNo jokes about lifeless singing, please.Rameau’s one-act operatic setting of the Pygmalion story is, of course, about a narcissist creating another human being in his own image. What better setting for this tale of doubling than Madame Tussauds, where the wandering company On Site Opera will perform the work among
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Speaking with Statues: Meet soprano Camille Zamora

At the center of Pygmalion’s obsession is his beloved statue. Soprano Camille Zamora will sing the role of La Statue next month in On Site Opera’s production of Rameau’s Pygmalion. We asked her a few questions as she prepares for rehearsals to begin. OSO: What is your experience with Rameau? Is
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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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