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Amahl and the Night Visitors


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An opera in one act
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master, John McCarthy
Donare Dance Troupe
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Led by Ernest Scott
(First shown on BBC-2)
(Forbes Robinson appears by arrangement with The General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Don Garrard by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera)

This is the touching story of a crippled shepherd boy and his mother who are visited by the Three Kings on their journey to Bethlehem.


Words and music: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Singers: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Dancers: Donare Dance Troupe
Choreographer: Philippe Perottet
Orchestra Leader: Ernest Scott
Associate Conductor: David Tod Boyd
Repetiteur: Michael Bassett
Designer: Eileen Diss
Conductor: James Lockhart
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: Michael Hayes
Amahl: Paull Boucher
His Mother: April Cantelo
King Kaspar: Joseph Ward
King Melchior: Forbes Robinson
King Balthazar: Don Garrard
The Page: Emyr Green

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

BBC One London, 24 December 1968 23.00

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