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Amahl and the Night Visitors Nov. 19-22 at ASU



Article Published: Nov. 19, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Amahl and the Night Visitors Nov. 19-22 at ASU


The Appalachian State University Opera Theatre will perform Amahl and the Night Visitors Nov. 19-22 in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall. Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 22.

Admission is $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Farthing Auditorium box office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 1-800-841-2787 or (828) 262-4046. In addition, canned food for the Watauga Health and Hunger Coalition will be collected at each performance.

Originally debuted for television in 1951, Amahl and the Night Visitors soon became a holiday tradition and was aired annually by NBC from 1951 until 1966.

Vocalists from the Hayes School of Music will perform this English opera centered on the life of a concerned mother and her crippled son, Amahl.

In a heartwarming testament of faith and assurance, the family's misfortune is altered by an unexpected visit from three kings in search of an infant savior.

Grace McKinnon and Tara Nixon play Amahl on alternate nights. The mother is played by Kate Edahl and Ashley Sigmon. The role of King Melchior is played by David Clark and Adam Sensenbrenner. King Kaspar is played by Craig Brown and Paul Whitehead. Jacob Cook plays King Balthazar, and the role of the page is played by David Dunlap and Josh Finkler.

The opera is directed by Dr. Joseph Amaya, a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty.

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