Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one act opera, composed by Gian Minotti in 1951. It was the first opera composed for television in the United States. In this delightful production by North Coast Chorale, the main character parts are portrayed by Ann Bronson as Mother, Deac Guidi, Phil Keim and Tony Kischner as the three Kings and featuring Soleil Maya Rathmell-Stokes as Amahl, with the Chorale singing choruses.
This is a classic Christmas story of a very poor, disabled shepherd boy, known for his tall tales, who lives with his widowed mother. One night they are visited by three strangers who are on a long journey, following a star, seeking a special child. It is a story of desperation and the changes that come from Hope and the knowledge of being loved.