On Site Opera Brings Back Holiday Favorite ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

By Logan Martell

On December 8, 2022, On Site Opera will present its acclaimed, holiday production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” following a three-year hiatus.

This site-specific staging will be held at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and is presented in partnership with Breaking Ground, New York’s largest provider of supportive housing. The performances will feature a community choir made up of those who have personally experienced homelessness, in addition to the American Modern Ensemble, and a professional ensemble comprised of boy soprano Devin Zamir Coleman, Chrystal E. Williams, Musa Ngqungwana, Joshua Jeremiah, Jonathan R. Green, and Julius Ahn.

“Every one of our artists, whether a professional or from the community, and every member of the creative team is incredibly committed to this production’s fundamental themes and to creating an opera experience of real power and social impact,” said General & Artistic Director Eric Einhorn in an official press statement. “We are thrilled to be able to revive our production this year following our COVID cancelations the past two seasons to provide New Yorkers of all ages with a holiday offering that creates something truly magical.”

Performances will take place on December 8, 9, and 10, with general admission tickets for $50, or $25 for children under 12. Patrons are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to help support the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.