Amahl and the Night Visitors at St. John's

The Three Wise Men
The Three Wise Men

The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) presents Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown on Sunday, December 2 at 4pm.

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti bears the distinction of being the first opera written specifically to be broadcast on television- NBC presented it in 1951 on Christmas Eve in the premiere "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special. In an hour,  the opera tells the story of Amahl, a crippled shepherd boy who meets the three wise men following the Star of Bethlehem and whose giving nature is rewarded with a Christmas miracle. Though not performed as often as The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, or It's a Wonderful Life, Amahl is still an enduring Christmas classic.