JLO to open ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Juneau Lyric Opera will open its production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this Thursday, Dec. 10, with shows continuing through Dec. 20 at McPheters Hall.

The show features “A Ceremony of Carols,” written by Benjamin Britten. stage direction by Kathleen Wayne and music direction by Dr Byron McGilvray.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is a critically acclaimed opera originally written for television in the 1950s. It is the story of a young man who walks with the assistance of a crutch and his mother who are visited in the night by Three Kings. Each of the visitors provides Amahl and his mother with a varying cast of characters.

This show is family friendly and parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Showtimes are as follows: 7 p.m. Dec 10 (pay as you can), 11 and 12; 3 p.m. Dec. 13; 7 p.m. Dec 18 and 19; and 3 p.m. Dec 20 at McPheters Hall.

Tickets are available at Hearthside Books and the JACC and online at juneauopera.org.



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