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On Site Opera: Song of the Nightingale at Brooklyn Commons

Brooklyn Commons - 100 Myrtle Avenue

September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023

Brooklyn Commons Park

Music by Lisa Despain, Libretto by Melisa Tien

DUE TO LIGHTNING IN THE AREA, THE 5:30 PM PERFORMANCE ON 9/9 IS CANCELLED. We hope you can join us for the upcoming performances at Manhattan West and Brookfield Place! View the event schedule below.



SEPTEMBER 8 - 9: Brooklyn Commons

SEPTEMBER 21 - 23: Manhattan West

SEPTEMBER 28 - 30: Brookfield Place

Join us for the world premiere of Song of the Nightingale, commissioned and produced by On Site Opera and Brookfield Properties Arts & Culture, taking place across three of Brookfield Properties’ public spaces: Brooklyn Commons, Manhattan West and Brookfield Place. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Nightingale, this modern-day fairy tale tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world’s most beautiful objects.


*RSVP is not required. Click here to register for event reminders.

Friday, September 8

12:30 | Song of the Nightingale: Performances

Saturday, September 9

 2:00 & 5:30 PM | Song of the Nightingale: Performances

All seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; registration for this event does not guarantee a chair but there will be unlimited standing room.


Founded in 2012, New York City-based On Site Opera is the country’s leading presenter of site-specific operas in non- traditional venues. Rooted in collaboration and storytelling, On Site Opera celebrates the connection between artist and audience through highly curated experiences led by exciting opera artists and bold and innovative creative teams. Each On Site Opera production invites New Yorkers to explore  their city in new and unique ways, while cultivating a new generation of opera audiences. Since its founding, On Site Opera has produced nearly 30 operas in unconventional spaces, as well as numerous performances in schools and community organizations.

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100 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201-3846

Brooklyn Commons Park

Date & Time

September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023