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Amahl and the Night Visitors

by Gian-Carlo Menotti


Friday 4 & Saturday 5 December 2015


Leeds Corn Exchange




Menotti's heart-warming Christmas opera arrives at Leeds Corn Exchange ready to inspire and delight audiences this festive period.


'One of the top ten operas for children'

The Guardian


On Christmas night, a curious and imaginative boy called Amahl pesters his mother with made-up tales of extraordinary sights and characters in the village streets outside their house. It is therefore a great surprise when the three majestic kings Amahl says are knocking on their door, are really about to enter and change their lives forever ...


A beautiful and charming short opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors is the perfect theatre experience for audiences of all ages this Christmas.


Performed by leading local singers and a community chorus - accompanied by a full professional orchestra - make sure not to miss Menotti's beautiful opera for all the family.


Doors open 7pm (food and drink available from 7pm)

Performance concludes 9pm

Director: David Ward

Producer: Louise Garner

Conductor: Martin Binks OBE

Costume: Catherine Hulme

Puppetry: Rebekah Caputo

Lighting: Chris Megginson, Charlotte Stanley

Choreographers: Morgan Shepherd, Soul Roberts

Dancers: Holly Pooley, Nora Monsecour, Maria Berg


Audience feedback


“It was wonderfully staged.  Well done on so many aspects.  It's made my Christmas.  My friend cried!!!”


“It was a magical setting and the singers/dancers were amazing. We all very much enjoyed this production”


“The show captured the very essence of Menotti's Opera. I was captivated. Thank you so much.”


“We all thoroughly enjoyed the show. The quality of the music and singing was far better than we imagined!”


“As someone who saw many rehearsals I thought the way it transformed into an integrated opera was amazing with so many different parts to it in such a short time. The use of the corn exchange in such a creative way was brilliant.”