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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ON SITE OPERA
The global impact of COVID-19 has hit every sector of the economy and every facet of our lives. The impact on the performing arts industry has been staggering and we will feel the effects in the weeks, months, and likely the years ahead. We are heart-warmed to see the tremendous show of support from within and without the opera community as artists and arts organizations seek innovative ways to share, teach, create, perform, and survive during this unprecedented and indefinite period of isolation. We encourage artists to keep creating and we will continue to share resources to help you find your footing. We encourage our audiences and patrons to continue supporting the arts as a bedrock of our cultural identity and societal strength. At On Site Opera, we have daily conversations internally to consider how best to fulfill our mission, serve our artists and audiences, and innovate within the opera art form in the immediate and long-term future. To begin, we welcome you to join us through virtual opera-based activities until we can gather together again for live performances. Please see below to learn what we are doing these days…

 

LIVE “WATCH PARTIES” OF OUR PAST PRODUCTIONS!

From mid-March to mid-April, we will host live-streamed “watch parties” on our Facebook page (click here to view). Each Monday at noon, we will show the video of one of our past site-specific opera productions, followed by a live Q&A with On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn. These archival videos will remain on our company’s YouTube page for public viewing through the end of April.

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LIVE FEED WILL APPEAR HERE AT SCHEDULED TIMES

Watch Party Questions

Add your question about today's streamed opera and we will get to it in the post-show Q&A!

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Photo by David Andrako

RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT

Watch: MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 @ 12pm EST
John Musto, composer  |  Eric Einhorn, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director  |  Jorge Parodi, conductor

Duration: 20 minutes
Language: English
Original Production: Staged at the American Museum of Natural History, September 2017
Filmed by Hank Films
Click here to learn more about the original production.

Photo by Pavel Antonov

PYGMALION

Watch: MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 @ 12pm EST
Jean-Philippe Rameau, composer  |  Ballot de Sauvot, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director  |  Jennifer Peterson, conductor

Duration: 30 minutes
Language: French
Original Production: Staged at the Lifestyle-Trimco mannequin showroom, June 2014
Filmed by Hank Films
Click here to learn more about the original production.

THE SECRET GARDENER

Watch: MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 @ 12pm EST
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer  |  Kelley Rourke, English adaptation
Eric Einhorn, stage director  |  Geoffrey McDonald, conductor

Duration: 90 minutes
Language: English
Original Production: Staged at the Westside Community Garden, May 2017
Filmed by Hank Films
Click here to learn more about the original production.

Photo credit: Stephanie Berger

MURASAKI’S MOON

Watch: MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2020 @ 12pm EST
Michi Wiancko, composer  |  Deborah Brevoort, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director  |  Geoffrey McDonald, conductor

Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
Original Production: Staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Astor Court, May 2019
Filmed by Hank Films
Click here to learn more about the original production.

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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, March 19 @ 11am – 12pm EST

Join the On Site Opera team for a virtual “town hall” style meeting. We welcome opera artists and audiences alike to discuss how COVID-19 has already impacted individual artists, opera organizations, and opera audiences. Feel free to ask us how we at On Site Opera are processing this turn of events as well. This forum will be hosted via Zoom video conferencing and will be open to the first 100 people who log in to the call. (Click here to join the call)

 

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Photo by Julius Ahn

ONLINE COACHINGS

Friday, March 20 @ 10am – 4pm EST

On Site Opera’s General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, will host free 45-minute vocal coachings for opera singers who want to continue working on their rep or dive into new material while practicing social distancing. (Click here to sign up for a coaching.)
UPDATE: It turns out this is a very popular option! We will add more coachings if/when possible.

 

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MEETUPS WITH OUR ARTISTIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

More info coming soon. Until then, click here to get to know our Artistic Advisory Council members.

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