Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Our Christmas production this year was performed with members of Opera Anywhere, and was a performance of the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti. The opera was written in English despite its composer being Italian, and composed with children in mind. When the composer saw the painting “Adoration of the Kings” by Hieronymus Bosch whilst living in America he was reminded of his childhood in Italy where there was no Santa Claus but only a celebration of the coming of the Three Kings.

The children not only performed the opera for their own school production, Opera Anywhere kindly invited the children along to their own public performance of it held at Sunningwell Village Hall. Please see the slide show below for photos of both performances.