Gazette Review: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

12/6/13

By Jaci Webb

A heart-warming story about a disabled boy whose mother’s love changes his fate is at the core of “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a one-act opera being performed at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

The opera was written by Gian Carlo Menotti and it will be sung in English. It has a Christmas theme and a beautiful score.

It will be performed Dec. 6-8 and Dec 13-15 at NOVA, 2317 Montana Ave.

Real-life mother and son Amy and Jacob Logan perform in the lead roles one weekend, and Peter Hall and Angie Langeliers perform as mother and son the next weekend.

The opera tells of precocious Amahl and his loving, care-worn mother and the regal visitors who arrive one night and change Amahl’s life.

With its beautiful score and touching libretto, “Amahl” appeals to all ages and musical backgrounds. It is an inspiring story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles.

Dodie Rife directs, Branden Martinez serves at music director, and Darin Niebuhr is accompanist and performance pianist.

For more information, visit www.NOVAbillings.org or call 591-9535.

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