Interview: Eric Einhorn on WQXR’s Operavore
Friday, June 14, 2013
By Marion Lignana Rosenberg
New York is blessed with several groups that present music and opera in offbeat venues, including Gotham Chamber Opera, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, operamission, Bargemusic, and a spunky newcomer: On Site Opera, founded in 2012 by director Eric Einhorn.
OSO’s maiden offering of Shostakovich’s Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse at the Bronx Zoo won cheers from both toddlers and The New York Times. On June 18 and 19 at the Cotton Club, OSO in collaboration with Harlem Opera Theater will present George Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva’s rarely staged one-act opera, Blue Monday (1922). The performances will be preceded by dancing and cocktails, with accompaniments by the Cotton Club All-Stars and members of the Harlem Chamber Players. Maestro Gregory Hopkins leads a cast of top-notch singers.
Operavore caught up with Einhorn between rehearsals to learn more about On Site Opera and Blue Monday.