top of page

Amahl and the Night Visitors


Thursday, December, 7, 2023

Faith Presbyterian Church

Amahl and the Night Visitors is a family-friendly opera and has been enduringly popular since its premier in 1951. Commissioned by NBC as the first opera written for television, Amahl and the Night Visitors debuted on December 24, 1951 becoming the first network television Christmas special to become an annual tradition. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti drew inspiration for the opera from Hieronymus Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi, which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and from his childhood in Italy where gifts were brought at Christmas by the Three Kings instead of Santa Claus.

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of Amahl, a shepherd boy who has a propensity to tell tall tales, and his mother. Amahl’s most recent story is about a star with a tail that moves across the sky like a chariot on fire. When three splendid strangers knock on the door and ask to rest in their tiny home, Amahl is thrilled and fascinated. When the visitors describe the miraculous child they are seeking, both Amahl and his mother are moved to give reverence to the child as well. Their humble faith conjures a miracle.

Jenny Bryant.HEIC

Jenny Bryant


Iris Hankins Headshot.jpg

Dr. Iris Fordjour- Hankins

The Mother


Shane Kennedy

King Kaspar

Gordon Blodgett- Headshot.JPG
OH logo.jpg

Van-Arc Wright

King Balthazar

Joshua Ross headshot.jpeg

Joshua Ross

The Page

Shonda Devine Headshot.jpg

Dr. Shonda Devine

Music Director

Charles Conner Headshot.jpg

Charles Conner


Sierra Hammond Head Shot.jpg

Sierra Hammond

Stage Director

bottom of page