Amahl and the Night Visitors.
The Mississippi Opera is bringing the beloved musical "Amahl and the Night Visitors" to Jackson this Christmas season. Performances will take place December 11 and December 18 at Duling Hall.
Composed in 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti, this heart-warming one-act holiday classic has been seen by more people than any other opera in history.
Its storyline reflects the meaning of Christmas through its inspiring message of birth, rebirth, hospitality, and hope. The setting is near Bethlehem where the three kings (the Magi) are traveling to deliver gifts to the Christ child. The Magi happen to stop for rest along their journey at the home of Amahl, a young crippled boy, and his widowed mother-- who ultimately experience miracles of their own.
"We see Christmas come to life on stage in the story of the life of a boy, crippled and shunned, whose dreams of being like the other boys are brought to fruition through his hospitality to those journeying to bring gifts to the newborn Christ," says Webb Parker, the opera's conductor and chorus master. "The entire family can relate to each of the characters."
Visit msopera.org for tickets and more information.