‘AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS’ at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 and 6 p.m.). This extraordinary project by On Site Opera is a presentation of Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1951 opera on the Nativity, but with a twist: The chorus, performing at a Chelsea soup kitchen, is made up of people who have experienced homelessness and now live in supportive housing provided by Breaking Ground. Tickets are free, but the company asks for a food donation in lieu.
The director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, is to announce the release of the corporation’s back catalogue of classical music recordings and broadcasts. The accouncement is due this Thusday at the launch of the BBC’s Our Classical Century project, which looks back over 100 years of classical music in the UK. The catalogue will be available to the public online via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sounds app, and is one of the largest in the world. It includes iconic recordings from the BBC Proms, BBC Young Musician and BBC Introducing.
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