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Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl. He sees a bright star in the sky one night and tells his mother, but she brushes him off, buried in concern over their poverty and bleak future. That night, three kings come across their hut, seeking shelter after a long journey following the star of which Amahl had spoken. They bring gifts to give to “the Child,” who has just been born and will reign over all.
When his mother makes a questionable decision, Amahl’s bravery and character shine through. We see that miracles are possible when we selflessly give our best gifts. A vivid and accessible family-friendly tale, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a perfect first or hundredth opera!
Approximately 1 hour with no intermission.
Performed in English.
The Tri-Cities Opera Center, 315 Clinton St, Binghamton, NY 13905.
2023/24 Season at TCO: Papagayo in Papagayo; Actor in All Is Calm; Lewis in The Fantasticks; Sergeant/Count Almaviva (cover) in The Barber of Seville
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Recently: Tri-Cities Opera: Don Basilio/Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Toby in The Medium, Ralph in Mystery on the Docks; Chautauqua Opera: Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd, Shakur in Thumbprint, Thaddeus Stevens in The Mother of Us All; Boston Lyric Opera: Luis (Cover) in Champion; Boston Conservatory Opera: Albert in Albert Herring, Tito in La clemenza di Tito, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Younger Thompson in Glory Denied
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Recently: Long Island Lyric Opera: Masetto in Don Giovanni; Central City Opera: Rigoletto in Rigoletto; Indianapolis Opera: Masetto in Don Giovanni; Indianapolis Opera: Jigger Craigin in Carousel; Opera Project Columbus: Malatesta in Don Pasquale