Rameau's "Pygmalion" with Onsite Opera

Pygmalion with On Site Opera

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, performed Rameau’s one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues in the summer of 2014, just before the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Rameau’s 1748 acte de ballet is widely considered one of his greatest one-acts. In Ballot de Sovot’s libretto, based on Ovid, the sculptor Pygmalion creates a statue to which he professes his love, and which he asks Venus to bring to life. L’Amour (Cupid) arrives to praise Pygmalion’s artistry and faith in love, and animates the statue. On Site’s new production explored the themes and lessons inherent in the myth.

Concert Dates: 17, 20 21 June 2014

Venues: Madame Tussauds and Lifestyle-Trimco Showroom New York, NY.

Repertoire: Pygmalion by Jean Pierre Rameau

“rhythmic spring and verve...”
— Pygmalion, The New York Times, 06/18/14
“Glorious music, some of Rameau’s best... played here vibrantly and at the right tempo by the
New Vintage Baroque”
— Pygmalion, Seen and Heard International, 06/20/14
“...one could not have wanted anything more.”
— Pygmalion, Voce di meche, 06/18/14