On Site Opera has announced it will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s holiday opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”
The opera will be presented at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen on Dec. 6-8, 2018 in partnership with Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest provider of permanent supportive housing for the homeless.
The performances will feature a chorus made up of community members who have experienced homelessness and tickets will be free as part of OSO’s “Opera Free For All” initiative.
General and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, of the production said, “In this collaboration with our amazing partners at Breaking Ground and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, we hope to show how the arts and social services can work hand in hand, and help to shine a light on the issue of homeless in New York City, particularly during the holiday season.”
The production of “Amahl” will open after OSO’s revival of Mozart’s “The Secret Gardener” at Caramoor’s Sunken Garden on July 13. OSO recently performed Ricky Ian Gordon’s and William Hoffman’s “Morning Star” at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Milhaud’s “Guilty Mother” in a Hell’s Kitchen garage, and the world premiere of Musto’s “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.