Mississippi Opera spreads holiday cheer on Sunday, December 2nd, with their annual performance of Amahl And The Night Visitors. This timeless opera is a wonderful Christmas show for the whole family and has become a holiday tradition for the opera company, now in it’s 73rd season.
Amahl And The Night Visitors is a great introduction into the world of opera and the performing arts for children of all ages. First performed on live television in 1951, this fun, holiday show was composed with an audience of children in mind and is performed entirely in English.
Amahl, a young beggar boy with a crutch and a penchant telling tall tales, lives alone with his poor Widowed Mother. On one particular night, he meets Three Kings, Balthazar, Kaspar, and Melchior, who are following a star in the sky to meet a certain newborn in Bethlehem.
A highlight of the annual show is the talented local performers taking stage. This year, Amahl is played by Jacob Willis, a student at Madison Middle School. Other principal cast includes Amy Pfrimmer, Patton Rice, Ross Price, and Jay Warnock, and featuring members of the Mississippi Opera Chorus. The production is directed and conducted by Ed Dacus, with Tyler Kemp on piano.
Make our holiday tradition part of your own! Join us for Amahl And The Night Visitors, at Bellwether Church, 4624 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS. Tickets are $20 each, ($5 for Students K-12, College, & Active Military with current ID.)
This performance is generously sponsored by Entergy.
Tickets are available at the door, by phone at 601-960-2300 or online at msopera.org. The 2018-2019 MS Opera season is supported in part by funding from the MS Arts Commission, a state agency and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.