"On Site Opera presents the ultimate in intimate productions by performing works in spaces that fit the setting of the story."
- The New York Times


On Site Opera produces site-specific operas in non-traditional venues throughout New York City (and beyond!). By staging each opera in an environment specific to the piece, OSO surrounds the audience and artists in the music and drama of the story, amplifying the connection between the world of the opera and the reality of the audience. To date, OSO has produced operas in more than a dozen unique venues, including Shostakovich’s The Tale of The Silly Baby Mouse using large-scale puppets in performances for families at the Bronx Zoo; Gershwin’s Blue Monday in the historic Cotton Club of Harlem; and Rameau’s Pygmalion in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum which explored new technology in opera through the use of Google Glass supertitles.

Watch the video below or explore our past productions to see how we bring opera into unlikely spaces!



Since its founding in 2012, On Site Opera has grown into a community of people who are excited to take opera to new places.

Meet our Staff, Board, and Artistic Advisory Council. Click here.

Learn about opportunities to join our team here.

On Site Opera is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is a proud member of Opera America, the New York Opera Alliance, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.





  • produce site-specific productions in venues throughout New York City
  • enrich the cultural life of New York by bringing opera to new audiences
  • foster emerging talent through performance and production opportunities
  • collaborate with local organizations and schools to build community relationships and reach new audiences
  • explore new technology and production methods in order to reduce the company’s environmental impact

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