We have officially decided to cancel On Site Opera’s 2020 Gala, which was scheduled for April 23, due to the ongoing global health crisis. We are incredibly saddened to cancel this event and will miss the opportunity to gather together with you in celebration of another exciting year of site-specific opera, but we also realize that attempting to assemble our patrons and artists in the near future, even if permitted to do so, would cause great personal risk to many of the people that make On Site Opera’s unique mission possible. We look forward to coming together again in Spring 2021 for our next gala. If you have already purchased your gala tickets, we invite you to convert your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation or to request a refund. Please contact Pooja Saha at email@example.com with your preference.
We feel immense gratitude to our board, patrons, and artists for their guidance, patience, and support as we have navigated the challenges of the past few weeks. Our full staff continues to work diligently from their homes to plan for future programming. We have also made the commitment to pay full performance fees to the artists who were contracted to work on our upcoming events regardless if they are cancelled or postponed (this includes the gala, a few school performances, and our summer revival of Barber at Caramoor, which is still proceeding as planned unless the current situation continues into the summer). Rest assured we are enthusiastically preparing for future site-specific, immersive opera productions when we can all gather together again for inspiring music and stories in interesting spaces! Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months as we are able to determine upcoming plans.
In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the myriad opportunities to enjoy opera from your homes, including On Site Opera’s Weekly Watch Parties each Monday at noon. Visit osopera.org to learn more.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7pm
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street, New York, NY
Join On Site Opera for the Annual Gala, a benefit event that brings our site-specific mission right to your dinner plate by weaving immersive opera performances into an evening of cocktails, dining, and mingling with the artists and patrons that make On Site Opera’s unique mission possible. This year’s gala features scenes from Offenbach’s one-act opera “Monsieur Choufleuri…”, bringing our gala guests directly into the world of the opera’s setting – a dazzling fete hosted by a nouveau riche Parisian attempting to impress the town’s high society. To draw the most notable names to his party, he has hired famous opera singers to perform at the event – only to have them cancel at the last-minute. Monsieur Choufleuri, his daugther, and her boyfriend attempt to save the evening (and save face!) by impersonating the singers themselves. Needless to say, hijinks ensue!
Corey Kinger & Merrill Rose*
Shelley & Steven Einhorn | Jane A. Gross
Michael Katz | Corey Kinger
Susan & Graham McDonald | Mark & Lorry Newhouse
Byron Nimocks & Emilie Murphy
Friends of Merrill Rose*
* In Memoriam. On Site Opera is forever grateful to Merrill Rose, who was an integral part of our Board of Directors and Gala Co-Chair team. We are deeply saddened by her recent passing and continue to recognize her efforts in helping us plan this year’s gala.
Corporate & Local Business Sponsors
Integrate your company’s brand into our event and treat your VIP’s to an unforgettable evening. For sponsorship opportunities, email Piper Gunnarson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A gala like no other!
Photo Credit: Milestone Images (top left two); Fay Fox (pop right and bottom row)