On Site Opera presents pop-up performances at the Museum of the City of New York for the 10th annual gala

Opera on sitethe pioneering New York opera company, rooted in site-specific storytelling and immersive experience, is hosting its tenth anniversary gala on October 19 at the Museum of the City of New York.

The evening will honor the organization’s founding president, Emerita Jane A. Gross, and feature a unique series of pop-up performances, a journey through the city’s history through an operatic lens, cocktails and a seated dinner, and a celebration of the future.

With a body of work that has called many unique New York City landmarks, the Museum of the City of New York is a fitting place to celebrate the past and future of opera on location. Inviting guests to stroll through 3 gallery spaces before being seated, the evening will offer an up-close look at some of the costumes, puppets and props from the central gallery’s past productions, as well as performances of opera music old dating back to 1607 regarding the early history of New York. Along with the museum’s current exhibition on the history of New York City from 1609 to 1989 at the Port City Gallery, selections from operas by L’Orfeo, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Iris trace the parallel developments in the city’s history and early music. the story.

Alongside the special exhibition at the Food in New York museum, the company will offer performances of food-focused tunes in the Dinan Gallery, including Mozart’s Fin ch’ha dal vino, Bolcolm’s Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise, Die Forelle by Shubert and Coffee by Bach. Cantata. During dinner in the Marble Court, guests will enjoy performances of orders from the opera on site; Murasaki’s Moon, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, and Lesson Plan, while raising funds for future productions, commissions, and upcoming programs. Among the artists who will perform at the gala are soprano Chantal Freeman, mezzo soprano Caitlin McKechney, tenor Michael Kuhnbaritone Jonathan Greenand pianist Candace Chien.

Finally, the gala will honor Founding Chairman Emeritus, Jane A. Gross, who has served on the board since the company’s inception in 2012. For the past decade, Jane has championed the accessibility mission of the business by engaging new audiences through creativity and friendly conversation, networked with new artists to encourage collaboration, and helped seek out and secure new fundraising opportunities. During her recent succession, she generously endowed the organization’s reserve fund with a special anniversary gift, thus ensuring future support for the company. Her foresight to intentionally step away from her acting role as President is also intended to set a precedent for future officer transitions, further pushing the evolution of On Site Opera with a new generation of leaders. .

On Site Opera’s annual Gala will take place on October 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $500 and are available at https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2195951®id=&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fosopera.org%2Fgala22%2F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

Sponsorships are available.

Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry, and wearing a mask is optional.

The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 5th Avenue at 103rd Street and accessible by the 2 and 3 trains to Central Park North or the 6 train to Lexington Avenue.

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