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‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ to be Presented at Carrollton Center for the Arts

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Set in the desert 2,000 years ago, Carrollton Center for the Arts’ English-language operatic production of Amahl and the Night Visitors presents a unique perspective on the story at the heart of the Christmas season.

“The story has a universal message of kindness, community and forgiveness,” said Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “Let the message of holidays be reflected in this beautiful piece of music and drama.”

The production’s cast is comprised of University of West Georgia music majors and singers from the community, working together under the direction of UWG’s Dr. Dawn Neely.

Amahl was originally commissioned by NBC to be a live TV broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1951,” said Neely. “Its wonderful message resonated with people and this American opera became a regular broadcast every Christmas Eve for many years.” 

Amahl’s composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, told the tale of the Magi from his childhood holiday tradition. Amahl learns about charity, mercy, faith and hope in the span of a single night when he and his mother find themselves unexpected hosts of a group of kings on their way to honor a baby in Bethlehem. 

Amahl and the Night Visitors is sponsored by Milestone Investment Management, LLC. Discounts are available for church and other groups of ten or more people.

Purchase individual or group tickets at www.carrolltonarts.com, by calling (770) 838-1083 or at the center’s box office at 251 Alabama Street in Carrollton. 

What: Amahl and the Night Visitors
When: November 22-23, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
Tickets: $18 Adult $10 Youth

For questions concerning the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman at (770) 838-1083.