Amahl 2017

Every year my friend Barbara and I go to the Grace Church production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. It’s such a sweet, feel-good opera. But I think the fact that I’ve been listening to this music every holiday season since childhood is a big part of the appeal for me. Innocence. I remember innocence.

They always do such a great job at Grace Church. It’s been the same singers every year, and I hope they continue to sing these parts for years to come. The only singer that changes is the child who sings the part of Amahl. This year they chose a girl! Anna Sorensen. I wish I had gotten a picture of her because she was so great. She sang beautifully, she has a boy-sound soprano voice, and her acting was the best I’ve seen in this part.

Thank you everyone involved, we had a wonderful time! If you’ve never seen Amahl and the Night Visitors before you really must try to go next year. I’m sure you can find it somewhere near wherever you live. Or, just buy the album (dating myself).

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Amahl 2017

  1. I went looking and there are some videos of live productions on YouTube. I can see why it has appeal and also why one would want to watch it as a live production and not just listen to it.

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