Christmas opera to be performed in Nicosia this week
The opera Amahl and the Night Visitors is being staged at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre – a one-act opera played traditionally at Christmas time.
Amahl and the Night Visitors was written by Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who was born in 1911 and died earlier this year. Its inspiration stems from Hieronymous Bosch’s painting The Adoration of the Magi and was the first opera ever commissioned for TV. It presents the events through the eyes of a child in a clear and attractive tonal musical language, which is widely popular with both television and theatre audiences.