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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!
Amahl and the Night Visitors is made possible in part by funding from the Syracuse Sounds of Music Association and Visions Federal Credit Union.
Approximately one hour with no intermission.
Performed in English.
2020/21 Season at TCO: Adina in The Elixir of Love; Francine in Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers; Semi-Finalist in TCO Next: A Virtual Vocal Competition; Miranda (stand-in) in Miranda: A Steampunk VR Experience; Cocoa & Carols
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Recently: Soprano soloist, Messiah (Pennsbury Community Chorus); Soloist, Historic St. George’s UMC Christmas Concert; Chorus member, The Love of Three Oranges (Opera Philadelphia)
2020/21 Season at TCO: Cocoa & Carols; Adina (Cover) in Opera and Beer! The Elixir of Love
Hometown: New York, NY
Recently: Sandrina, La finta giardiniera (Binghamton University); Sorceress, Dido and Aeneas (Binghamton University); Gretel, Hansel and Gretel (Binghamton University); Olympia, Pinnochio (Binghamton University)
Upcoming: Soloist in Delaware Valley Opera’s summer concert series
2020/21 Season at TCO: Dr. Dulcamara in Opera and Beer! The Elixir of Love (2021)
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
TCO Debut: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2015)
Recently: Gertrude, Hänsel und Gretel (Cape Town Opera)*; Marquise de Birkenfeld, The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera Orlando)*; Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro (Hawaii Opera Theatre); The Mother, The Consul (Baltimore Concert Opera)
*cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19
Upcoming: Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance (Anchorage Opera); Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin (Opera Omaha)