Wednesday, November 25, 2009

UAO to present Menotti’s "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

This December, Union Avenue Opera launches a new holiday tradition with its production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Journey back in time to the Middle East during the first century, and meet the young, crippled shepherd, Amahl, and his mother. One mysterious night, a knock at their door reveals three kings on a long journey. Will Amahl’s Mother's dream of a better life for her disabled son be answered? Discover the kings’ wondrous generosity and Amahl’s selflessness as a miracle ensues.

In addition to three performances, UAO will present a FREE matinee production for school groups only on December 10th at 10am. Students will take a tour of the opera company, learn about opera, and see a fully staged performance. Fox Charitable Performing Arts Foundation and the Boeing Employee Community Fund sponsor this event.

Amahl and the Night Visitors runs December 11, 12 and 13. Performances begin at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $25-$47 with a $15 child ticket.

For tickets & more information on the opera as well as the December 10th Student Matinee, call Dana Stone at 314.361.2881 or visit