Amahl and the Nightvisitors
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Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer. It was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at NBC studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America.Read more on Wikipedia
Menotti was commissioned by Peter Herman Adler, director of NBC's new opera programming, to write the first opera for television. The composer had trouble settling on a subject for the opera, but took his inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch's The Adoration of the Magi hanging in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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1This is my boxOpera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct: Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: EnglishRoles: King Kaspar 2All that gold!Opera: Amahl and the NightvisitorsComposer: MenottiAct: Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: EnglishRoles: The Mother