On Site Opera to Present Two Operas as Part of Little Island NYC Free Festival

By David Salazar

On Site Opera has announced a return to in-person performances on August 14 and 15.

The company will present “The Perfect Pig and “Tapestry of New York” as part of the Little Island NYC Free Festival.

“The Perfect Pig,” which was composed by Philip Wharton and composed by Janet Burroway tells the story of a young pig on a journey of self-discovery. It will star baritone Nicholas Davis and pianist Candace Chien. It will feature a large-scale puppet by Puppet Kitchen.

“Tapestry of New York” will be a short concert of arias celebrating stories from around the city. It will star soprano Chantal Freeman, mezzo-soprano Rosario Armas, cellist Elanor Nortan, transgender artists Lucas Bouk (in his baritone debut), and tenor Brian R. Jeffers.

“There is no better venue for our official return to live performances after more than a year away than the stunning surroundings of Little Island,” said General and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, in a press release. “We are thrilled to be a part of the fabric of this inaugural festival while providing free community programming to audiences of all ages and introducing the city’s youngest ears to opera.”

The company is also set to present “What Lies Beneath” later this summer.