Amahl and the Night Visitors

Produced by Rhodd Caldwell

Winter Wonder

The magic, the merriment, the miracle! A special collaboration between the Newport Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Porthole Players brings to the stage Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti, plus a reading of Dylan Thomas’s short story A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Rhodd Caldwell.

Director Bonnie Ross and producer Rhodd Caldwell are thrilled to be bringing this beautiful, heartwarming production to the Newport community and expect that Amahl and the Night Visitors will become an annual holiday event. For those unfamiliar with this show, it's not an "opera" in the traditional sense of Mozart or Puccini; rather, it's a sung one-act play. The story relates what happens when a widow - broken down by poverty - and her son are visited by the Three Wise Men on their journey to Bethlehem. This was the first opera ever written for national television, and had its premiere live on Christmas Eve, 1951. The NSO 2018-19 Season is presented by Georgia-Pacific. (Note: the full symphony does not perform at this event.)

A Holiday Classic!

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