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Nashville Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors
December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 15, 2019
Three traveling kings stop for the night at the humble home of a shepherd boy and his mother. As the precocious Amahl entertains the peculiar guests, he learns that true generosity of heart can be a miracle in itself. Since its Christmas Eve premiere on national TV in 1951, AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS has charmed children and adults alike. Full of humor, wonder, and enchanting melody, AMAHL is truly a Christmas classic for the whole family.
A heartwarming performance of the new one-act opera
Young marrieds Camilla and David visit a local rescue shelter, hoping an adorable new puppy will help mend some of the cracks in their relationship. There they meet Pepito, an older, forgotten shelter dog with a giant heart. But is Pepito the right dog for them? This warm, humorous tale of a little family’s brush with unconditional love will touch your heart and set just the right tone for your holiday.
AMAHL music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti
PEPITO music by Nicolas Lell Benavides, libretto by Marella Martin Koch
Directed by John Hoomes
Music director/pianist Amy Tate Williams
Sung in English with projected English titles
Running Time: Pepito – 22 minutes, Intermission – 20 minutes, Amahl – 55 minutes
Amahl | Alan Harrisohn Foeder
Mother | Kaylee Nichols *
Kaspar | Michael Anderson *
Melchior | Spencer Reichman *
Balthasar | Charles Edward Charlton
* 2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artists