Stephanie Blythe & Laquita Mitchell Open On Site Opera’s 10th Anniversary Season with ‘Lesson Plan’

By Afton Wooten

On Site Opera will kick off its tenth season with the world premiere of “Lesson Plan” featuring music and libretto by Rachel J. Peters.

Stephanie Blythe and Laquita Mitchell will tell the modernized version of George Phillip Teleman’s “Der Schulmeister” set in the world of online learning. Performances will take place Jan. 21 – 29, 2022 on Zoom and include optional audience interaction. The opera will be sung in English and is approximately 45 minutes long.

The composer said via a press release that “‘Lesson Plan’ started as a breezy little goof that took a lot of twists and turns. It’s a synthesis of the Telemann source material, a zillion hours of online talks from anointed musical experts of various genres, wisdom from both our leading ladies, an extensive oral history archive, and so much more.”