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On Site Opera: Song of the Nightingale at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place - Retail and Winter Garden

September 28, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place New York

Music by Lisa Despain, Libretto by Melisa Tien

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9/8-9/9: Brooklyn Commons

9/21-9/22: Manhattan West

9/28-9/30: 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. Rregister for event reminders.


12:30 PM | Lunchtime Preview & Talk with Lisa DeSpain

7:00 PM | Performance


7:00 PM | Performance (CANCELED)


 2:00 & 7:00 PM | 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. Should an attendee require ADA seating, please contact Arts@Brookfield.com.


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.

Winter Garden

Date & Time

September 28, 2023 - September 30, 2023