Established in 2012 and based in the heart of New York City, On Site Opera has solidified its reputation as an innovator in the world of opera by focusing on site-specific and immersive productions. Rooted in a deep commitment to collaboration and storytelling, On Site Opera thrives on fostering an intimate connection between artists and audiences, curating unforgettable experiences guided by visionary opera talents and daring creative teams. With its specialization in site-specific work, On Site Opera has redefined the boundaries of traditional opera, establishing itself as a trailblazer in the field.
Each On Site Opera production invites New Yorkers to discover their city in novel and unconventional ways, attracting a diverse audience, from seasoned opera enthusiasts to those newly discovering its magic. With a remarkable track record, On Site Opera has brought to life nearly 30 site-specific opera productions in a wide range of unique settings, from the Bronx Zoo and Harlem's iconic Cotton Club to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring a repertoire that spans from Mozart, Puccini, and Britten to world premieres by today's opera composers.
Since its inception, On Site Opera has been at the forefront of reimagining opera, ingeniously reaching audiences worldwide through innovative productions delivered via telephone, mail, and online platforms. Continuously exploring new technologies to make opera more accessible, On Site Opera is dedicated to shaping the future of this timeless art form
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On Site Opera is dedicated to reimagining the operatic experience by bringing this art form into unconventional venues and pushing the boundaries of what opera can do and be. Our mission is to break down traditional barriers, making opera more accessible and engaging for diverse audiences and artists. Through immersive performances, we strive to create an intimate connection between artists and audience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the special places in which we present our work. With each production, On Site Opera seeks to leave a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of those who experience the magic of live opera in unexpected settings.