On Site Opera Co-Founder Eric Einhorn to Step Down At End of Year

By Logan Martell

On Site Opera has announced that co-founder and General and Artistic Director Eric Einhorn will departing the company at the end of 2023.

After its founding in 2012, On Site Opera quickly became a leader of presenting the art form in nontraditional venues, putting together more than 20 productions, three world premieres, and numerous U.S. and New York premieres. Einhorn has developed artistic partnerships with institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History, as well as companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Atlanta Opera.

“When On Site Opera held its first production in 2012, I could never have imagined that the company would grow into what it is today,” says Einhorn in a press release. “Being the company’s co-founder, General & Artistic Director, and principal stage director has given me the opportunity to work alongside some of the most incredibly talented and generous artists, administrators, trustees, and patrons in the business. The On Site Opera community is built on a foundation of, not only, the creation of engaging site-specific opera, but of care for one another in a way that I have rarely experienced elsewhere in the arts. It is this community that has galvanized the work that we do – from that first production in 2012, through the challenges of the pandemic, to our return to in-person performances during our amazing 10th anniversary season.

On Site Opera has never been stronger as an organization,” Einhorn continues. “However, the last few years, have been a time of significant change in parts of my life. After quite a bit of self-reflection, I have decided that 2023 will be my final year with On Site Opera in the role of General and Artistic Director. I am eager to discover what new experiences might await me while continuing my service to On Site Opera as a member of the board of directors. My decade at the company has been filled with amazing music, collaborations, innovation, and plenty of laughter. For all of this, and for the incredible On Site community, I am forever grateful.”

Einhorn will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors, a position he has held since its inception.