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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
FAX: 312-951-7948
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Amahl and the Night Visitors

A treasured Chicago holiday tradition
perfect for all ages!

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:00pm

The Royal George Theatre
1641 North Halsted St, just north of North Avenue
(312) 988-9000
Please click here for directions.

Composer/Librettist—Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo
Assisted by Kyle Dougan
Sung in English with orchestra
Conductor—Victoria Bond

Choreographer—Dame Libby Komaiko
Assisted by Sara Samuels
Featuring dancers from Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

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 foreign 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. This production will be directed by Francis Menotti, based on his father’s original 1951 production.

Mother Kissing Amahl

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

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Tickets are also available at www.royalgeorgetheatre.com,
in person at the Royal George Box Office,
or by calling the Theatre at 312.988.9000.

Make this beloved Christmas classic a part of your holiday tradition!
These popular performances often sell out,
so don't wait to order your tickets for our 9th annual production!

A short program by the Children's Chorus will begin each performance at 3pm.

“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

"This one-act work (as in short for the attention-challenged) 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

“… a work that few indeed could have seen and heard save through blurred eyes and with emotions that were not easy to conceal.” - New York Times

“The performance demonstrated the careful attention to detail which Barbara Landis, Chamber Opera Chicago’s General Director, bestows on all its productions. The conductor, Victoria Bond, is first rate…The setting was designed by Ann Davis and was also first-rate, as was the stage direction…Barbara Landis (as Amahl's Mother) managed this dramatically difficult role well, convincing in its progress from a strict disciplinarian to a sympathetic young woman. The parting of mother and son at the work’s close was moving indeed. Patrick Blackwell was a standout among the kings.”
Richard Covello, Arts Administrator, NIB Foundation;
Reviewer for Chicago Tribune and Opera Canada

“I loved it. It gave me such a good holiday feeling…it lightened my heart!”
- Patron post-show comment

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