Amahl & the Night Visitors
Amahl & the Night Visitors Tickets

Amahl & the Night Visitors Tickets

STAR Repertory Theatre, Escondido
Dec 22, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023

About Amahl & the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act Christmas opera in English written by Gian Carlo Menotti, will be presented in the Thomas & Pearl Martinez Auditorium in Escondido. This Genesis Opera Theatre production features an all-star cast of talent drawn from Southern California’s San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties, and is directed by Cynthia Leigh with musical direction by Abraham Fabella. “Amahl…” was commissioned by the NBC Network and first broadcast on television December 24, 1951 on the network’s “Hallmark Hall of Fame.” It was inspired by “The Adoration of the Magi,” a painting hanging in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on old tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, “Amahl…” is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his poor widowed mother near Bethlehem. When the three Kings arrive to lodge for one night, their lives change forever. Director Cynthia Leigh, who will also portray The Mother, says “This heartwarming story is a perfect introduction to opera for kids as well as adults. It has been a sentimental favorite of mine for years and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with new audiences and seasoned opera-goers alike.”