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On Site Opera: Song of the Nightingale

Winter Garden
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September 8-9: Brooklyn Commons
September 21-22: Manhattan West
September 28-30: Brookfield Place

Join us for the world premiere of Song of the Nightingale, commissioned and produced by On Site Opera and Brookfield Properties Arts & Culture, taking place across three of Brookfield Properties’ public spaces: Brooklyn Commons, Manhattan West, and Brookfield Place. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Nightingale, this modern-day fairy tale tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world’s most beautiful objects.

Music by Lisa DeSpain, Libretto by Melisa Tien

Thursday, September 28 at 12:30 PM
Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the making of a new opera with Lisa DeSpain. The talk will feature excerpts of the performance before its Winter Garden premiere.

Thursday, September 28: 7 PM
Friday, September 29: 7 PM
Saturday, September 30: 2 PM & 7 PM

The event is free to attend, registration is not required.

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About On Site Opera:
Founded in 2012, New York City-based On Site Opera is the country’s leading presenter of site-specific operas in non- traditional venues. Rooted in collaboration and storytelling, On Site Opera celebrates the connection between artist and audience through highly curated experiences led by exciting opera artists and bold and innovative creative teams. Each On Site Opera production invites New Yorkers to explore their city in new and unique ways, while cultivating a new generation of opera audiences. Since its founding, On Site Opera has produced nearly 30 operas in unconventional spaces, as well as numerous performances in schools and community organizations.

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