December 8-10, 2022

Amahl and the Night Visitors 2022

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Our acclaimed production returns by popular demand!

Gian Carlo Menotti’s

Amahl and the Night Visitors

presented at the

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

On Site Opera proudly presents the revival of its modern take on the holiday classic, Amahl and the Night Visitors, in a production that connects this timeless story of charity and miracles with the prevalent issue of housing instability in NYC. Presented at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, and in partnership with Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest provider of permanent supportive housing for the housing unstable, performances will feature a chorus made up of community members who have experienced housing vulnerability performing alongside renowned opera soloists and musicians.

With this revival, On Site Opera, Breaking Ground, and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen hope to continue to shine a light on the issue of housing vulnerability in New York City, and share how the arts and social services can work together to benefit our community.


Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm
Friday, December 9th at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 10th at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 10th at 6:00pm

$50 (adult general admission)
$25 (12 years old and under general admission)
$10 (standing room)

For groups of 8 or more contact

We ask patrons to bring a small donation of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Our volunteer ushers will be ready to receive your food donations upon arrival to attend the performance. We thank you for helping us support this crucial meal service program!


  • Running time: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Language: Sung in English, with supertitles in English, Spanish, and Mandarin through the On Site Opera app.
  • Audiences will be seated in chairs for the duration of the performance.
  • Performers will move throughout the space, including all sides of the audience.
  • There will be minimal audience interaction.

After each show, there will be a reception with apple cider and cookies. Please join us!


All audience members must be masked at all times while inside the venue, except when eating or drinking during the post-show reception. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, 9th Avenue, New York, NY, USA


Donovan Coleman, Amahl Understudy


Herne Jean Baptiste
Omari Contast’e
Karina Ikezoe
Dana Thomas, Dance Captain


Jerome Brooks, Jr.
Yohji Daquio, section leader
Gabriella Aguilar, section leader
Stephanie Feigenbaum, section leader
Kristin Flood
Maya Lehmann
Laura Anne O’Day
Iorgo Papoutsas
Annette Phuvan
Robert Plage
Kathy Riggio
David Rodriguez
Colin Safely, section leader


Megan Coutts, Assistant Stage Manager
Gloria Kamo, Assistant Director
Candace Chien, Répétiteur
Rachel Kenner, Props Coordinator
Christian Patterson, Child Chaperone
Kt Harris, Wardrobe Supervisor
Amanda Seal, Titles Operator


Featuring members of the American Modern Ensemble

Max Moston Violin 1
Hector Falcon Violin 1
Hiroko Taguchi Violin 1
Victoria Paterson Violin 2
Jose Pietri-Coimbre, Violin 2
JJ Johhnson, Viola
Jacob Rollins, Viola
Peter Sachon, Cello
Valeryia Sholokhova, Cello
Pawel Knapik, Bass
John Romeri, Flute
Keve Wilson, Oboe
Boris Baev, Oboe
Pascal Archer, Clarinet
Charles McCracken, Bassoon
Meredith Moore, Horn
Alejandro Lopez-Samame, Trumpet
Kristi Shade, Harp
Clara Warnaar, Percussion


Breaking Ground is New York’s largest supportive housing provider. Since 1990, Breaking Ground has helped more than 13,000 people overcome and avoid homelessness. Breaking Ground operates 22 transitional and permanent housing residences, primarily in New York City, providing safe, stable, beautiful housing for those who need it most. Breaking Ground also runs, under contract with DHS, street homeless outreach services in all of Brooklyn, Queens, and a portion of Manhattan.


Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest soup kitchen in New York and has been a symbol of hope and compassion in the Chelsea section of Manhattan since 1982. Every weekday about 1,000 nourishing meals are served to hungry and homeless New Yorkers who dine in the beautiful sanctuary of the landmark Holy Apostles Church. The mission of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, seek justice for the homeless, and provide a sense of hope and opportunity to those in need.



The On Site Opera mobile app is made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional production support generously provided by Mark and Lorry Newhouse.


The Howard Gilman Foundation logo


Your contribution today helps On Site Opera turn all of New York City into an opera house!

  • In sixty years, no production of this opera I have attended captures the essence of Amahl better than this revival by On Site Opera. This company has become an essential element in the exciting renaissance of small-scale lyric theater in New York today. Its specialty is “site-specific” opera: immersive performances to small audiences in non-traditional everyday spaces.

    Opera Today
  • On Site Opera revived what one hopes will become an annual production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. The complex mix of theater and social reality was perfectly melded together.

    Berkshire Fine Arts
  • We loved seeing art performing what we think it capable of. It should hold a mirror up to society to show us what we are missing in everyday life. Bravo to On Site Opera for taking risks.

    Voce di Meche

Stay Connected

Get notified of upcoming shows and dates by joining our mailing list.