Amahl and the Night Visitors


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Amahl and the Night Visitors

lame shepherd boy gives crutch as gift for Christ Child; first opera composed for television (1951). [Am. Opera: EB, VI: 792–793]
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Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of how a crippled, young shepherd boy's life changes forever when he sees an amazing star "as big as a window." When three foreign kings following the star in their search for a wondrous child encounter Amahl and his mother, the result is a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love, and good deeds can work miracles.
"Amahl and The Night Visitors'' Presented by Music at Trinity, 4th Wall Stage Company and Greater Worcester Opera, 3 p.m.
Amahl and the Night Visitors was composed in 1951 for American television and became part of traditional family viewing when it was broadcast live every Christmas.
A few: the Manatee Players' Amahl and the Night Visitors (Dec.
Amahl And The Night Visitors is running alongside the city's annual nativity play this December.
You may have caught him here in 2006 as Frederic in the Eugene Opera productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." And he started his entertainment career singing the role of Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" with the opera in 1981, when he was just 7 years old.
You'd be hard pressed to come up with a better holiday show than Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, And it will now be difficult to imagine this one-act chamber opera without the Little Opera Company's choice of Anton Dahl-Sokalski in the title role.The company staged the heartwarming classic last December under the glorious stained-glass windows of Winnipeg's First Presbyterian Church.
Amahl and the Night Visitors Operamus, at Quaker Meeting House, Bournville Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors is a gem originally commissioned for television in 1951, soon becoming a Christmas classic, but now far too rarely presented.
There is also an extensive interview included with Rosemary Kuhlmann in which she is thoroughly queried on all kinds of matters pertaining to this and other performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors. She speaks warmly of every aspect of this opera and these early performances of it, which in retrospect seem almost like a miracle akin to the miracle portrayed in its story.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was best known for his 1951 festive opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, the story of a disabled boy who meets the three wise men.
Caption: The James Sewell Ballet presents their 12th season of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Originally composed for NBC-TV in 1951, Gian Carlo Mcnotti's one-act opera tells the story of the enchanted night when the Three Kings stayed with a widowed mother and her son, as part of the trio's star-guided journey to Betlehem.
It is an enchanting piece, played beautifully, with east meets west in the cor anglais meets clarinet, and with the feel of Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors as Borodin's oriental caravan makes its way across the tundra.