The LYRIC ENSEMBLE OF DELHI presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” for the first time in India.
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is a one opera act by Gian Carlo Menotti, in English, and it will be presented in a full staged new production at Indian International Center, New Delhi on the 15th of December 2016, and at Baha’i Auditorium, Lotus Temple, New Delhi, on the 18th of December 2016.
Sung by a cast of all Indian singers, that compose the Lyric Ensemble of Delhi:
FOUNDER AND VOICE COACH: Situ Singh Buehler
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Clayton Duggan
STAGE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER: Diniz Sanchez
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT: Dinai Rentta
FLUTE: Nathalie Ramirez Tovar
AMAHL – Aditi Iyer (Sparsh Bajpai)*
MOTHER – Ashwati Parmeshwar / Nilima Buch
KING KASPAR – Niren Yadav (Kekhrie Savino Yhome)*
KING MELCHIOR – Shivam Chawla / Mihir Sinha
KING BALTHAZAR – Pranav Chadha (Valay Gada)*
PAGE – Akshat Kushwaha / Rahul Sharma
CHORUS of Shepherds and Villagers:
Kekhrie Savino Yhome
Ravi Raj Sagar
Arnold Jacob Sebastian
DANCERS: Surbhi Kapoor, Manju Sharma, Koustav Ghosh and Diniz Sanchez
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”.