Amahl and the night visitors
Since its first performance on Christmas Eve, 1951, Amahl and the Night Visitors has taken its place with A Christmas Carol as a holiday classic. Peformed on every continent and in many languages, it has been seen by more people than any other opera in history.
The story tells of the night the Three Kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor, crippled shepard boy who lives with his widowed mother. Inspired by the Wise Men's tale of a kingdom "built on love alone," Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. And then a miracle happens. . .
In this warm and compassionate story, Gian Carlo Menotti has captured the essential spirit of Christmas. At its premiere, The New York Times called Amahl "rare art. . . tender and exquisite." Now brought to life in glowing watercolors, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a feast for the eyes and heart, one readers of all ages will want to return to again and again.
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|Grouping Title||amahl and the night visitors|
|Grouping Author||menotti gian carlo|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-16 05:01:24AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-16 05:06:25AM|
|author||Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007.|
|author2-role||Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress), Lemieux, Michèle.,ill.|
|author_display||Menotti, Gian Carlo|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Children's Fiction|
|display_description||Relates how a crippled young shepherd comes to accompany the three Kings on their way to pay hommage to the newborn Jesus.|
|item_details||ils:a67873|31997030506893|Crofton Library - Children's Fiction|J FICTION (M)|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 31, 2018|CRO|||
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J FICTION (M)|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|record_details||ils:a67873|Book|Books||English|Morrow,|c1986.|64 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||Christmas -- Fiction, Christmas stories, Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Juvenile fiction, Juvenile literature -- New York (N.Y.) -- 1986, Operas -- Stories, plots, etc|
|title_display||Amahl and the night visitors|
|title_full||Amahl and the night visitors / by Gian Carlo Menotti ; illustrated by Michèle Lemieux|
|title_short||Amahl and the night visitors|
|topic_facet||Christmas, Christmas stories, Jesus Christ, Nativity, Operas|