Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
University Recital Hall

A Christmas Classic Returns


A classic tale of love, family and the true meaning of Christmas returns to the University Recital Hall as the Opera Workshop present Amahl and the Night Visitors, Sunday Dec. 2  with performances at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the heart-warming story of an impoverished crippled boy, Amahl, and his mother as they meet the Three Kings who are following a star to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. Through goodwill, sacrifice and kindness, Amahl discovers the power of miracles and the true meaning of Christmas.

“This short opera is both funny and dramatic, and the music is very approachable and listenable – perfect for the whole family,” says Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, Opera Workshop Director. “Originally produced for television and composed by Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors has become the most frequently performed one act opera of our time.”

Featuring a talented cast and chorus of singers and dancers, Amahl and the Night Visitors showcases the high level of musicianship for which Opera Workshop is known. This 45-minute production immerses the audience in a fantastic land with beautiful sets and costumes.

Start the holiday season with the joyful melodies of this beloved opera. Tickets for Amahl and the Night Visitors are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office (403-329-2616) and online at (regular tickets only).