On Site Opera Announces 2021-22 Season

By David Salazar

On Site Opera has announced its 2021-22 season, which represents the organization’s 10th anniversary.

“This is an inspiring moment to be an arts organization, not only because the opera landscape is teeming with new work and new voices, but also because there is so much opportunity – and responsibility – to continually examine and evolve our purpose in our communities,” said Executive Director Piper Gunnarson in a press statement. “Art – even an art form as old as opera – need not be static to its origin story, nor should our organization be static to its founding days. Celebrating and cheering the accomplishments of our first decade fills us all with great pride, and we are just as eager to turn our eyes toward the future with equal measures of preparation and openness to the unknown.”

The season kicks off with “Lesson Plan,” a virtual adaptation of Telemann’s “Der Schulmeister” starring Laquita Mitchell and Stephanie Blythe.

Performance Dates: Jan. 21-29, 2022

The company will present “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” at the Maryland Science Center.

Performance Dates: Feb. 12 & 9, 2022 

Next up is Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” at Prince George Ballroom. The company also revealed plans to perform the rest of Puccini’s “Trittico” in future seasons.

Performance Dates: April 7-11, 2022 

The company will also present “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.”

Performance Dates: Dec. 8-10, 2022 

On Site Opera also announced plans to present a mobile app-based walking tour experience. There will also be co-productions with 5 Boroughs Music Festival and the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts.