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MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas (Willis, Mabry)


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MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas (Willis, Mabry)

Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, the first opera written for television, enjoys more than five hundred performances annually around the world and is immensely popular with amateur groups. A crippled boy, Amahl, and his mother are visited by the three Kings who seek the newborn Jesus. Deciding to give his crutch to the Christ child, he is miraculously healed, and joyfully accompanies the Kings to give thanks. Sung in English, brimming with tuneful melodies for both soloists and chorus, the opera is a humorous and poignant Christmas classic beloved by people of all ages.

Menotti, Gian Carlo
Menotti, Gian Carlo, lyricist(s)

  Amahl and the Night Visitors
1.   Amahl! Amahl! (Mother, Amahl) 00:03:49
2.   Oh, Mother, you should go out and see! (Amahl, Mother) 00:01:36
3.   Stop bothering me! (Mother, Amahl) 00:01:04
4.   Poor Amahl! Hunger has gone to your head (Mother) 00:00:45
5.   Don't cry, Mother dear (Amahl, Mother) 00:02:19
6.   From far away we come (King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar) 00:02:21
7.   Amahl… Yes, Mother (Mother, Amahl) 00:03:01
8.   Good Evening! Good Evening! (King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar, Amahl, Mother) 00:01:18
9.   Come in, Come in! (Mother, King Melchior, Amahl) 00:02:01
10.   Are you a real king (Amahl, King Balthazar, King Kaspar) 00:02:23
11.   This is my box (King Kaspar) 00:01:43
12.   Amahl, I told you not to be a nuisance! (Mother, Amahl) 00:00:37
13.   Oh, these beautiful things (Mother, King Melchior) 00:00:43
14.   Have you seen a child (King Melchior, Mother, King Balthazar, King Kaspar) 00:04:04
15.   Shepherds! Shepherdesses! (Chorus, Mother, King Melchior) 00:00:20
16.   Emily! Emily! (Chorus, Mother) 00:01:31
17.   Olives and quinces (Chorus, King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar, Mother) 00:01:03
18.   Shepherds' Dance 00:03:20
19.   Thank you, good friends (King Balthazar, Chorus, Amahl, King Kaspar) 00:03:07
20.   All that gold! (Mother) 00:02:39
21.   Thief! Thief! (Page, King Melchoir, King Balthazar, King Kaspar) 00:00:18
22.   Don't you dare! (Amahl) 00:00:49
23.   Oh, woman, you may keep the gold (King Melchior) 00:01:55
24.   Oh, no, wait… take back your gold! (Mother, Amahl) 00:00:36
25.   I walk, mother! (Amahl, King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar, Mother, Page) 00:02:17
26.   Do you really want to go (Mother, Amahl, King Kaspar, King Balthazar) 00:01:27
27.   Shepherds, Arise! (Chorus, King Melchior, Amahl) 00:01:59
  My Christmas
28.   My Christmas 00:12:31

Total Playing Time: 01:01:36

Menotti, Gian Carlo

Menotti, Gian Carlo

Mabry, George; Willis, Alastair

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Chorus; Nashville Symphony Chorus

Anthony, Dean; Gunlogson, Kirsten; Hawkersmith, Ike; LeFan, Bart; Short, Kevin; Thomas, Todd

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.669019

Barcode: 0730099901970

Physical Release: 11/2008

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