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SharonC
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Amahl and the Night Visitors –

As the composer describes it, it is an opera for children.  Wonderful music.  A few versions were televised for many years (was shown annually until 1966 – a little before my time smile).   Its history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....t_Visitors

I like this version (the original 1951 telecast on NBC on Christmas Eve) because the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti, introduces it with his memories as a child at Christmas time, & how he came to write this opera.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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@SharonC -  

THANKS! 

Glad you found this, sent it over for the Grandkids! 

...I have to finish watching, later. 😊 

 

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Merry Christmas!

- Emily 

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Our church choirs put this on as a Christmas Pageant, complete with sets, back in the early 60's and is one performance that I still remember participating in! 

Thanks for the link and reminder. 

"AMAHL
(pipes up)
But mother, let me send him my crutch.
Who knows, he may need one,
and this, I made myself.

HIS MOTHER
(draws in a breath sharply)
But that you can’t, you can’t!

(But then a wondrous thing happens)

AMAHL
(announces)
I walk, mother. I walk mother."

The old curmudgeon!

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