Amahl and the Night Visitors
Our 11th annual production of this treasured Chicago holiday tradition!
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Royal George Theatre
1641 North Halsted Steet, Chicago
Sung in English with orchestra
Original direction by Francis Menotti, son of Gian Carlo, based on his father's original 1951 staging.
Assisted by Kyle Dougan
Conductor - Victoria Bond
Choreographer - Dame Libby Komaiko
Featuring Dancers from Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre -
Monica Saucedo, Crystal Ruiz, Jose Torres, Juan Castellon
Opening with the premiere of Victoria Bond’s
new one-act children’s opera, The Miracle of Hanukkah!
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.