ON SITE OPERA presents

The Perfect Pig
Tapestry of New York

The Perfect Pig
August 14th and 15th
11:00 am, 11:35 am, & 12:10 pm

Tapestry of New York
August 14th and 15th
1:15 pm & 2:00 pm

presented as part of NYC FREE
Little Island, in Hudson River Park
Pier 55 at West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014

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The Perfect Pig

New York Premiere
Music: Philip Wharton
Libretto: Janet Burroway
Nicholas Davis, baritone
Candace Chien, piano
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Puppet Kitchen, puppet design/construction
Mariko Takizawa, stage manager

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Tapestry of New York

Joy’s Aria from American Romance (world premiere)
Music & libretto: Harry Lawrence Freeman
By permission of the Freeman Estate and Columbia University Performing Arts Collections
Chantal Freeman, soprano
Candace Chien, piano

Loisaida, my love
Music: Jessie Montgomery
Text: Bimbo Rivas
Rosario Armas, mezzo soprano
Eleanor Norton, cello

“Perfect Boy” from the opera As One
Music and Concept: Laura Kaminsky
Libretto: Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
By permission of Bill Holab Music, sole agent
Lucas Bouk, baritone (8/14)
Michael Kelly, baritone (8/15)
Candace Chien, piano

“New York, New York” from On the Town
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Text: Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Brian Jeffers, tenor
Candace Chien, piano

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A ship with text "what lies beneath"

What Lies Beneath
August 28th – September 2nd, 2021 | The Tall Ship Wavertree

This immersive musical experience invites small groups to travel around the ship’s main deck to hear and see vignettes intended to connect audiences to the complex and tragic stories surrounding American maritime history, both through the enslavement of African people and through novelist Herman Melville’s tragic heroes.

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On Site Opera’s primary activities take place on and around the island of Mannahatta (presently and commonly known as Manhattan), the Homeland of the indigenous Lenape people, and on the ancestral land of the Wappinger people and many other Indigenous groups.
Read our full land acknowledgment here.


Eric Einhorn, General & Artistic Director
Geoffrey McDonald, Music Director
Piper Gunnarson, Executive Director
Christopher Staub, Director of Production & Artistic Operations
Pooja Saha, Development Manager
Bowie Dunwoody, Marketing Manager
Yvonne de la Rosa, Audience Experience Manager
Lucy Mallett, Finance Manager
Kimberly Giannelli, Publicist/Social Media


Jane A. Gross, President
Marie Golda, Treasurer
Corey Kinger, Secretary
John Baumgardner
Daisy Dowling
Eric Einhorn
Shelley Einhorn
Frank Martinez
Mark Newhouse
Sam Roberts II

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Janet Burroway
Mark Campbell
Alberta Grannum Zuber
Laura Kaminsky
Jennifer R. Lee
Kimberly Reed
Kathy Schuman
Philip Wharton
Holly Zuber Banks

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