Family Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Audiences of all ages are invited to two free back-to-back matinees of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

The opera is one of the most frequently performed in the repertoire and the first-ever opera written for television, it premiered live on NBC December 24, 1951. Menotti's beautiful score will be played and sung by UCSC opera students and instrumentalists with special guests Jennifer Cass (harp) and Ron Miller (clarinet) with others appearing in the chamber orchestra. The shepherd’s chorus will be sung by the University Concert Choir. The 50-minute story of the imaginative child, Amahl, and his three royal visitors is sung in English.
Directed by Sheila Willey.

- Free and open to the public.
- Doors are scheduled to open 30 minutes prior to event start time.
- Two 50-minute performances starting at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Arts Lot #126 is the closest parking lot to the event.
- Parking is by permit.
Click here for more visitor parking information.

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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