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Family Opera: “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Sunday, December 6, 2015Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC

This chamber opera is one of the most beloved and frequently performed operas in the repertoire, and families are invited to attend for free!

Gian Carlo Menotti's beautiful score will be played and sung by UCSC opera students and instrumentalists conducted by Nathaniel Berman with stage direction by Sheila Willey and Brian Staufenbiel, opera program artistic director. The first-ever opera written for television, this popular Christmas program was premiered live December 24, 1951 on NBC.


Two performances: 11:00AM and 2:00PM(performance is approx. 50 minutes)



Free and open to the public.