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“Amahl and the Night Visitors” absolute première in India
December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, for the first time presented in India in a full new staged production by the LYRIC ENSEMBLE OF DELHI (LED), sung by an all Indian cast of singers.
About the Lyric Ensemble of Delhi:
The Ensemble was formed in early 2016 to showcase the music of the stage. This encompasses everything from Jazz to Opera, solo to choir, and non-staged events to full productions.
The group was founded by Situ Singh Buehler. Clayton Duggan serves as the musical director, and Diniz Sanchez as the stage director.
The first concert series presented by the Ensemble happened on 15th October at Delhi School of Music, 16th October at S-47 Downstairs, Panchsheel Park and 24th October at Indian International Center, and the participation in “The Spiritual Voices of Women” program at Baha’i Auditorium on 20th November.
LED will be presenting the one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti
“Amahl and the Night Visitors”, the 15th of December at the Indian International Center and the 18th of December at Baha’i Auditorium.
For more information about membership or concerts, email us at [email protected]
Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the 3 wise men of the Orient from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem. He sees a bright star in the sky and tell his mother to go look, but she brushes him off. That night 3 Kings come across their meagre hut and seek shelter for they have traveled long and far following the star of which Amahl had spoken. They bring with them treasure and gifts to give “the Child” who has just been born and will reign over all. Blinded by the lure of Gold and what it could do for her family the mother attempts to steal just a bit of the treasure, but is caught red handed. What no one expects is a gift far greater than Gold – blessed by “the Child”,Amahl finds himself suddenly cured of his disability! Amahl follows the Kings to visit the “infant Child”.