Amahl and the Night Visitors
by Gian-Carlo Menotti
7 PM December 13, 2019
1 Pm and 5 pm December 14, 2019
Sanctuary of First Baptist Church
The Christmas classic returns to OKC after last year’s successful production with an added performance!
This operatic gem is a perfect holiday outing for the whole family! Amahl is a young boy living with his mother near Bethlehem. Amahl’s mother worries about their future because she has been forced to sell their sheep and they have no source of income. One evening, three royal visitors come by their house bearing gifts for a child of wonders. But, when they ask to spend the night, Amahl’s mother is faced with the question of whether those gifts are better given to the Christ child or taken to keep Amahl and his mother from becoming beggars. With tuneful melodies and a wonderful message that goes to the heart of the true meaning of Christmas, you don’t want you or your children to miss Amahl and the Night Visitors!
Painted Sky Opera is partnering with First Baptist of Oklahoma City to collect food and clothing items for CareForOKC, which is a food and clothing ministry serving Oklahoma City residents. Attendees will receive $1 off one adult ticket for every food or clothing item they bring to donate (up to 50% of the ticket price).
Amahl and the Night Visitors is approximately 50 minutes long and performed in English. The performance is family-friendly and ideal for children (and adults) of all ages. Doors open an hour before showtime with cookies, refreshments, and holiday music.
Stage Director - Molly Johnson
Music Director - Jan McDaniel
Technical Director - Scott Hynes
Costume Designer - Brian Butler
Stage Manager - Lauren Colston