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Amahl and the Night Visitors

presented by the Idaho Falls Opera Theatre

April 2, 3, & 5 

7:30pm with Director Preview beginning at 6:45pm ยท Colonial Theater

Premium - $18

Adult - $10

Senior/Military/Student - $7

Children age 6 and under - $4

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti is the most-performed opera in the world.  It is a heart-warming one act fictional account involving the three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ child.  They stop at the home of a poor widow who has a crippled son, Amahl, to request shelter for the evening.  Because of her desperate financial situation and concern about her son, the widow gives in to the temptation to steal the gold while the Wise Men sleep, but is caught by the page who accompanies the Wise Mne.  The Wise Men assure her that the child they are seeking will not need the gold because His kingdom is based on love.  Amahl then tells the Wise Men to take his crutch in case the child might need it.  At taht point Amahl is miraculously cured and accompanies the Wise Men on thier journey so he can present the crutch to the child himself.

The music is beautiful and very accessible.  The cast is small and includes a chorus and dancers and is accompanies by a fine orchestra directed by our long-time music director, Roger Evans.

Sponsored by The Leland D. Beckman Foundation, The William J. and Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation, Lynn Moore, Bill and Linda Haffner, Jerry and Ann Shively