Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)
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performances

Fri / dec 07 : 7:30PM
Sat / dec 08 : 2:00PM
Sat / dec 08 : 7:30PM
Sun / dec 09 : 2:00PM
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Where

Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 7th St SW

Amahl & The Night Visitors

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI

Decmber 7, 8 & 9, 2018 - Tickets On Sale July 3

Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a charming retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy, Amahl. Amahl lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. One night he sees a bright star in the sky and tells his mother to go look, but she wearily brushes him off. That same evening, three kings bearing gifts for a holy child visit Amahl’s meagre hut and seek shelter. Amahl has no treasure of his own to share, but offers his crutch to baby  Jesus – and finds himself suddenly cured of his disability.

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