Presented by Genesis Opera Theatre
STAR Repertory Theatre | Escondido
Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act Christmas opera in English written by Gian Carlo Menotti, is a Genesis Opera Theatre production featuring an all-star cast of talent drawn from Southern California’s San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties, directed by Cynthia Leigh with musical direction by Abraham Fabella. “Amahl…” was first broadcast on television December 24, 1951 on the network’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame.” It was inspired by “The Adoration of the Magi,” a painting hanging in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on old tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, “Amahl…” is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his poor widowed mother near Bethlehem. When the three Kings arrive to lodge for one night, their lives change forever. This heartwarming story is a perfect introduction to opera for kids as well as adults.
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