On Site Opera


On Site Opera is the leader in immersive, site-specific opera productions. They are pleased to offer the following productions, originally created for the Bronx Zoo and the American Museum of Natural History.

The Tale of the Silly Baby Mouse
It’s bedtime, and Baby Mouse refuses to go to sleep. When Mrs. Mouse is unsuccessful in getting Baby Mouse to sleep, she turns to Mrs. Cat for help. Unfortunately, Mrs. Cat has other plans for Baby Mouse. This immersive opera, suitable for any location, features a bubbly score and vivid, large-scale puppets. The performance includes an “Intro to Opera” presentation, taking audiences through the basics of this exciting art form.

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt
Painter Charles R. Knight needs to find the missing fossils of new dinosaur in order to complete his painting. He turns to his 8-year old granddaughter, Rhoda, to help him. Audiences will accompany Rhoda on her hunt using their imaginations, looking at the world around them differently, and understanding the intersection of art and science. This opera presents the ideal opportunity to connect the natural sciences to visual and performing arts, allowing children to fully appreciate the interconnectedness of the world around them.


"One of the happiest and best crafted site specific-operatic events I’ve seen… The show was entertaining, informative, and considerately paced and calibrated for adults and children alike." -Gay City News

"On Site Opera delivered another perfect combination of piece and location with an exhilarating staging." -Opera News

"On Site Opera has a special niche in the New York opera scene as the pioneer of doing works in specific settings." -WQXR