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Opera Theatre at Texas State University will host a production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Christmas-themed Amahl and the Night Visitors Dec. 16, 19-20.

Originally written for television, this one-of-a-kind, family-oriented performance is the story of a crippled boy and his single mother, who receive a visit from the Three Kings on their way to see the Christ child.

“Full of humor, a touching story and beautiful, soaring melodies, the production features international opera stars, up-and-coming young singer actors and members of the award winning San Marcos High School Choir,” said Jayme Blaschke of the Texas State University News Service.

Performances will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Bethany Lutheran Church on Slaughter Lane in Austin followed by two shows at the Texas Music Theatre in San Marcos: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 seniors and children under 12, with a family package available for $20. Tickets available at the door, or may be reserved by calling (512) 245-3046.

Amahl and the Night Visitors is a joint production in cooperation with the San Marcos Performing Arts Association, the SMART Orchestra and members of the Central Texas community.

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One thought on “Opera Theatre presents Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

  1. Publicity is great, and I hope everyone can come and enjoy this gift to San Marcos. The article does not mention that this gift is produced in conjunction with the San Marcos Performing Arts Association (SMPAA)and a generous grant from the City of San Marcos Arts Commission. Because of costs associated with being off-campus, there is not a $5 Senior discount either. The family discount applies though, so parents can afford to bring all their children. Unless people start turning out for this production, SMPAA stands to lose a chunk of change. I sincerely thank our individual, family, and business members for enabling this production to risk such losses for the sake of our community and the performing arts. It is a pleasure to work with the university and high school choir, too!

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