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Find out what On Site Opera's friends are up to!

We are absolutely thrilled to support our peer artists in New York's vibrant opera community! Their artistic work inspires us and we are excited to uplift their projects alongside our own.

Heartbeat Opera and Hudson River Park co-present a free outdoor screening of Breathing Free, a visual album!

Focusing on Black empowerment in the arts, featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Negro spirituals, and works by Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis, and Thulani Davis.

Made in collaboration with more than 30 artists all over the country, plus six prison choirs, Breathing Free is Heartbeat’s way of singing: Black Lives Matter.

The 45-minute screening will be preceded by live performances including song, dance, and spoken word.

Bring your picnic, enjoy the sunset, and join the growing community and conversation that is Breathing Free.


Saturday, September 18th at dusk (approximately 7p)
FREE (no tickets required). Register here.

White Snake Projects presents
A Survivor's Odyssey!

White Snake Projects: A Survivor's Odyssey: the Journey of Penelope and Circe
Three LIVE performances only on September 24, 26 & 28.

In this final installment of White Snake Projects’ critically acclaimed Pandemic Trilogy of virtual operas, opera maker Cerise Lim Jacobs teams up with composer and interdisciplinary artist Mary Prescott and director Elena Araoz to explore sexual violence and the “shadow pandemic” of intimate partner violence (IPV) during lockdown.

In A Survivor’s Odyssey: The Journey of Penelope and Circe, characters from Homer’s Odyssey live within the ongoing crisis of IPV, exacerbated by the pandemic.


Performances: Friday, Sept. 24th at 7:30p ET; Sunday, Sept. 26th at 7:30p ET; Tuesday, Sept. 28th at 7:30p ET
Buy tickets here.

The American Opera Project Presents
C&V Scene and Heard 2021!

The American Opera Project (AOP) kicks off its 33rd season with premiere music from five distinctive new operas at an outdoor concert in its home neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. C&V SCENE AND HEARD showcases opera scenes from five emerging composers who created the works during their fellowships in AOP’s opera writing program Composers & the Voice (C&V). The biannual event is a rare look at the creative process in action, hosted by C&V Artistic Director Steven Osgood.

Tent next to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY
General admission tickets are available via Eventbrite for $25
Discounted tickets are available for $15 until September 16th using promo code - YAHEARD
Vaccination required. Full health and safety protocols available where tickets are sold.


September 26th at 3pm
More info and tickets available here:www.aopopera.org/cvscenes21
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