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The Prizery planning to stage ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

The Prizery will produce the famous Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this Christmas with performances Dec. 13-16.

The opera was first seen Dec. 24, 1951, broadcast live from NBC’s Rockefeller Center studio as the debut performance of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

The opera is in English and tells the story of the three kings as they journey to visit the Christ child and the adventure that they have along the way.

Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. at The Prizery.

Those interested in auditioning should prepare a piece from the opera. A perusal copy of the music is available at The Prizery at the front desk. More information regarding the dance audition will be forthcoming.

Roles and voice types include:

Amahl: boy soprano

The Mother: soprano or mezzo-soprano

King Kaspar: tenor

King Melchior: baritone

King Balthazar: bass

The Page: bass

Dancing Shepherds: 6

Vocal Ensemble: 8

Contact Chris Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 434-572-8339 for more information.