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Chamber Opera Chicago Office/Studio
Royal George Theatre, 4th Floor
1641 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: 312-951-7944
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Celebrate the 11th anniversary of our beloved annual production!

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 3:00pm

TWO ONE-ACT FAMILY OPERAS!
Amahl and the Night Visitors paired with the premiere of Victoria Bond's new one-act opera, The Miracle of Hanukkah!

The Royal George Theatre
1641 North Halsted Steet, Chicago
Please click here for directions/parking information.

Composer/Librettist—Gian Carlo Menotti
Original Direction by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo, based on his father's original 1951 staging.
Assisted by Kyle Dougan

Sung in English with orchestra
Conductor—Victoria Bond

Featuring dancers from Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre.
Choreographer—Dame Libby Komaiko

Mother Kissing Amahl

RESERVED SEATING
Adults: $20
Seniors (65+) and *Students: $15
Children: $10
12 and under
(*I.D. required at door)

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TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PERSON AT THE ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE BOX OFFICE OR 312-988-9000

Read the Press Release

One of the most popular operas of all time, Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of how a crippled, young shepherd boy’s life changes forever when he sees an amazing star “as big as a window.” When three kings following the star in their search for a wondrous child encounter Amahl and his mother, the result is a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles. Chamber Opera Chicago's moving production of this classic favorite will fill your hearts with the true meaning of the holiday season!

Amahl and Barbara

"This one-act work is one of those truly rare family works that is immediately accessible on every level—by both children and opera novices—and yet is still meaningful to the most seasoned opera-goers."
- Dennis Polkow, Newcity Stage

"The performance demonstrated the careful attention to detail which Chamber Opera Chicago bestows on all its productions. The parting of mother and son at the work’s close was moving indeed."
- Richard Covello, NIB Foundation

"Miraculously…forever young. It’s comforting to know that a gentle little opera about a lame boy who meets up with three kings can still work its magic on us."
- Opera Magazine

"I loved it. It gave me such a good holiday feeling…it lightened my heart!"
- Patron Post-Show Review

Menorah

THIS YEAR'S PRODUCTION WILL OPEN WITH THE PREMIERE OF VICTORIA BOND'S NEW ONE-ACT CHILDREN'S OPERA, THE MIRACLE OF HANUKKAH!

There will be a brief intermission following The Miracle of Hanukkah before Amahl and the Night Visitors begins. The total running time of the shows will be 1 hour, 30 minutes including intermission.

The Miracle of Hanukkah is a new opera by composer Victoria Bond and librettist Susan L. Roth, directed by Kyle Dougan. Commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City which developed the opera in workshops, this December marks the premiere of the fully-staged opera produced by Chamber Opera Chicago. Set in a contemporary high school classroom, the opera tells the story of a boy who experiences his own personal miracle while learning about the historic miracle of Hanukkah. The opera includes traditional Hanukkah songs as well as original music by Bond and artwork by Roth.

“A Hanukkah opera for children is such a wonderfully exciting idea,” said Francisco Núñez, Artistic Director of The Young People’s Chorus. "I feel that children should be exposed to opera. I want them to be engaged in this sophisticated art form. We were so happy to have presented the workshops of this universally appealing new music for parents and their children to enjoy together.”

Menorah

These popular performances often sell out, so don't wait to order your tickets for our 11th annual production!