Amahl and the Night Visitors – PSO Opera in the Q

An uplifting Christmas story of devotion, compassion and healing

In partnership with the Joan

MENOTTI             

Amahl and the Night Visitors (staged production)

ROSSINI, MOZART, VERDI and DONIZETTI   

Selected highlights (concert performance)

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an uplifting Christmas story of devotion, compassion and healing. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting “The Adoration of the Magi”, Menotti conceived the work to recapture his own childhood in Italy, where the Three Kings, rather than Santa Claus, are the traditional Christmas figures. Commissioned by NBC in 1951, it was the first opera written expressly for television in America and for many years was broadcast annually at Christmas time. Amahl is a crippled boy who lives in poverty with his mother. Three kings stop at their humble house, seeking rest and refreshment on their long journey bearing gifts to the Christ Child. Villagers are gathered to help feed and entertain the kings. As events unfold, Amahl’s mother is overcome by her desire to send a gift to the Child, but she and her son have nothing valuable to send. When Amahl offers his most valued possession – his crutch – he is miraculously healed and is able to walk. He sets off to accompany the kings to visit the Child and give thanks for being healed.

Adult                $55

Concession*   $50

Family (2+2)  $150

Youth^ $30

*Concession prices apply to any holders of pension cards
^Youth price is for under 16 for Opera in the Q

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Paul Terracini conductor

Christine Douglas director

Cast includes: Corinne Parker, Evan Kirby, Vincenzo Nesci, Christopher Nazarian, Soonki Park, Shanul Sharma

  • Saturday, Nov 21 2015 8:00pm

In partnership with the Joan

MENOTTI             

Amahl and the Night Visitors (staged production)

ROSSINI, MOZART, VERDI and DONIZETTI   

Selected highlights (concert performance)

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an uplifting Christmas story of devotion, compassion and healing. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting “The Adoration of the Magi”, Menotti conceived the work to recapture his own childhood in Italy, where the Three Kings, rather than Santa Claus, are the traditional Christmas figures. Commissioned by NBC in 1951, it was the first opera written expressly for television in America and for many years was broadcast annually at Christmas time. Amahl is a crippled boy who lives in poverty with his mother. Three kings stop at their humble house, seeking rest and refreshment on their long journey bearing gifts to the Christ Child. Villagers are gathered to help feed and entertain the kings. As events unfold, Amahl’s mother is overcome by her desire to send a gift to the Child, but she and her son have nothing valuable to send. When Amahl offers his most valued possession – his crutch – he is miraculously healed and is able to walk. He sets off to accompany the kings to visit the Child and give thanks for being healed.

Adult                $55

Concession*   $50

Family (2+2)  $150

Youth^ $30

*Concession prices apply to any holders of pension cards
^Youth price is for under 16 for Opera in the Q

Council_Mark_POS_CMYK   TI ARTS logo black    the-Joan_RGB_SM

Paul Terracini conductor

Christine Douglas director

Cast includes: Corinne Parker, Evan Kirby, Vincenzo Nesci, Christopher Nazarian, Soonki Park, Shanul Sharma

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