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Amahl and the Night Visitors

Holiday, Opera

Amahl and the Night Visitors was written in 1954 for television by Gian-Carlo Menotti, whose operas form a body of work that is distinctively American. However, this charming one-act opera was created from the remembrance of Menotti's childhood in Italy! The actions of the characters alternate between humor and pathos in the most engaging way, over gorgeous contemporary music, performed by the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra.