127 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
Description: Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951) is a magical one-act opera by 20th Century composer Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer. In this warm and compassionate story, Menotti has captured the essential spirit of Christmas. The story begins with the Three Kings, following the star of Bethlehem, stopping for shelter at the home of young Amahl, a poor, disabled shepherd boy who lives with his widowed mother. Amahl has a problem with telling tall tales and, occasionally, lying, and his desperate mother attempts to steal the Kings� gold for her son. Important lessons are learned when Amahl, inspired by the Wise Men�s story about a kingdom �built on love alone,� offers his own simple gift to Jesus. And then a miracle happens� This charming story will delight the whole family!