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Amahl
Mia Riker-Norrie, general director of OTM, also directs “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” COURTESY OPERA THEATRE OF MONTCLAIR

Opera Theatre of Montclair (OTM) will present an abridged narrated version of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in Leir Hall at the Montclair Art Museum on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.

It will be sung in English, semistaged and costumed. The performance is part of MAM’s Free First Thursdays series. Admission to the museum and special events that evening will be free.

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READ: TRADITIONAL ‘HANSEL AND GRETEL’ FROM OPERA THEATRE OF MONTCLAIR

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“Amahl and the Night Visitors” tells the story of a disabled boy and his impoverished mother as they are visited by the Three Magi who on their way to pay homage to a “wondrous child.”OTM’s general director, Mia Riker-Norrie, directs the production. The opera premiered in 1951 and was the first opera written specifically for TV. Since then, it has remained a popular holiday opera for families worldwide.

 For more information visit operamontclair.org.

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