April 7-10, 2022

Gianni Schicchi

The Prince George Ballroom

Gianni Schicchi

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Presented at
The Prince George Ballroom
15 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016

Relatives of the newly-deceased (and very wealthy) Buoso Donati gather to bid farewell to their dear family member – and to learn what they each inherited. When they discover that Buoso’s will doesn’t read exactly as they hoped, the family enlists the help of the morally flexible Gianni Schicchi to help them re-write the will.

Thank you for joining On Site Opera in the sumptuous Prince George Ballroom for Puccini’s comedy of deception, greed, and doublecrossing that will surely made you appreciate your own family a little more!

This production marked the beginning of On Site Opera’s complete staging of Puccini’s Il Trittico over the next several seasons.

The Prince George Ballroom, East 27th Street, New York, NY, USA


Rachel Kenner – Props Designer
Ayden McKenzie – Wardrobe Crew
Jackie Mercer – Titles Operator
Sophie Stratyner – Costume Coordinator


Featuring members of the American Modern Ensemble
Flute: John Romeri |  Oboe: Keve Wilson  |  Clarinet: Pascal Archer
Bassoon: Charles McCracken  |  Horns: Rheagan Osteen, Daniel Salera  |  Trumpet: Alejandro Lopez | Bass Trombone: Karl Lyden 
Percussion: Clara Warnaar  |  Harp: Kristi Shade |  Piano: Candace Chien
Violins: Georgy Valtchev, Nikita Morozov, Suzy Perelman, Max Moston, Victoria Paterson
Viola: JJ Johnson, Artie Dibble |  Cello: Peter Sachon, Laura Metcalf  |  Bass: Pawel Knapik


The Prince George Ballroom is owned and operated by Breaking Ground, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides affordable housing for homeless and low income New Yorkers. 100% of net proceeds from ballroom events support this mission.
Built in 1904 with an addition in 1912, The Prince George Hotel was a key fixture in the vibrant Madison Square neighborhood. With the rise in homelessness in the 1980s, private hotels, including The Prince George, began accepting contracts from New York City to house homeless families. During this period, 1600 homeless women and children occupied The Prince George. In 1996, Breaking Ground acquired The Prince George Hotel, and with the help of government agencies and corporate partners, transformed the building into permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income single adults. In 2005, Breaking Ground completed the restoration of the 5,000 square-foot Prince George Ballroom.


Breaking Ground is New York’s largest supportive housing provider. Since 1990, Breaking Ground has helped more than 13,000 people overcome and avoid homelessness. Breaking Ground operates 22 transitional and permanent housing residences, primarily in New York City, providing safe, stable, beautiful housing for those who need it most. Breaking Ground also runs, under contract with DHS, street homeless outreach services in all of Brooklyn, Queens, and a portion of Manhattan. www.breakinggound.org

We will be partnering with Breaking Ground again for our 2022 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors!



This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



  • …with a light hand and a full heart, the opera provided 50 minutes of joyous entertainment.

    Broadway World
  • On Site Opera continues to provide phenomenal affordable operatic performances, utilizing unusual spaces in such a way as to inspire a brand new audience to engage with the art.

    No Proscenium
  • The singers were, without exception, superb.

    Pup's Books
  • An unforgettable performance!

    Voce Di Meche

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