Mason Opera Presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Dec. 2 and 3

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Newcomers and opera afficionados alike will rejoice in the chance to experience Mason Opera’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. A perennial favorite since its 1951 debut, this cherished holiday favorite was the first opera specifically composed for television in the United States. Featuring Mason’s talented vocal students in collaboration with an instrumental chamber ensemble, these live, in-person performances will showcase great vocal skill and dramatic ability and deeply immerse the audience in the action of the story.

Amahl and the Night Visitors will be performed Friday, Dec. 2 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Mason’s Science and Technology Campus (10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.

“We are thrilled with this new production of Amahl, and are so very proud of our outstanding students, our internationally renowned faculty, the development of Mason Opera’s program, and the gracious support of Mason’s Opera Angels, and the community,” said Patricia Miller, Director of Vocal Studies and Producer of Mason Opera in the Dewberry School of Music.

Gene Galvin, Mason Opera Stage Director, leads the dramatic action with a spirited cast of talented vocalists, while Musical Director, Conductor, and Professor Joseph Walsh, conducts the instrumental chamber ensemble for this production. Amahl and the Night Visitors features Set Design by Johnathan Dahm Robertson, Lighting Design by Sean Cox, and Costume Design by Laurel Dunayer.

Amahl and the Night Visitors is a magical, holiday tale of the journey of the Magi. Through love and forgiveness, the charming story kindles the spirit of the holiday season. This is an inspiring and family-friendly production that is sure to touch the hearts of all ages.Tickets: $20 for the general public, $15 for seniors, and $5 for youth through grade 12. For additional event details, visit the Amahl and the Night Visitors website.

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