Amahl and the Night Visitors 2018

Amahl and the Night Visitors 20182018-12-07T13:23:06+00:00

November 30 & December 1, 2018
5 PM and 7:30 PM both nights
St Mark’s Episcopal Church

140 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to announce its 24th Season: A Season of Faith, Frivolity & Freedom!

LONJ kicks off its season with Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, directed by Joanna Hoty Russell with musical direction by Lois Buesser. First commissioned for television and premiered by NBC Television Opera Theatre in 1951, Amahl has become a treasured part of many families’ holiday tradition. A poor young boy is awakened in the middle of the night by a knock on the door, and who should he find but three kings following a star. This one act opera emphasizes generosity and the importance of family, and is the perfect performance to start off your holiday season. LONJ is proudly producing Amahl for the fifth time in the company’s 24 year history. LONJ is thrilled to be collaborating with the New Jersey Youth Chorus for the first time. Under the direction of Tara Postigo, the New Jersey Youth Chorus’ Sola Voce ensemble will perform a special concert of seasonal selections before each Amahl presentation. Tickets at lightoperaofnewjersey.org/tickets/ or by calling 908-655-6023.

November 30 & December 1, 2018
5 PM and 7:30 PM both nights
St Mark’s Episcopal Church

140 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Light Opera of New Jersey is proud to announce its 24th Season: A Season of Faith, Frivolity & Freedom!

LONJ kicks off its season with Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, directed by Joanna Hoty Russell with musical direction by Lois Buesser. First commissioned for television and premiered by NBC Television Opera Theatre in 1951, Amahl has become a treasured part of many families’ holiday tradition. A poor young boy is awakened in the middle of the night by a knock on the door, and who should he find but three kings following a star. This one act opera emphasizes generosity and the importance of family, and is the perfect performance to start off your holiday season. LONJ is proudly producing Amahl for the fifth time in the company’s 24 year history. LONJ is thrilled to be collaborating with the New Jersey Youth Chorus for the first time. Under the direction of Tara Postigo, the New Jersey Youth Chorus’ Sola Voce ensemble will perform a special concert of seasonal selections before each Amahl presentation. Tickets at lightoperaofnewjersey.org/tickets/ or by calling 908-655-6023.

Note: The 7:30 PM performance on Friday, November 30 will be ASL interpreted.
Email amy.liu@lonj.org or call Amy at 908-655-6023 to request seats near the interpreter.

Ilan Onigman
Amahl, Fri. 7:30PM & Sat. 5PM

Susan Kirkland
Mother

Jack Wallace
Amahl, Fri. 5PM & Sat. 7:30PM

K’idar Miller
King Kaspar

Kevin Johnson
King Melchior

Gregory Sheppard
King Balthazar

Zach Morehouse
Page

Susan Ramirez
Dancer

Kevin Farrelly
Dancer

Laura DeFelice
Soprano

Tracey Lynne Haskell
Soprano

Krish Kumar
Soprano

Rebecca Monk
Alto

Mattie Morley
Alto

Sarah O’Sullivan
Alto

Paula Roper
Alto

Mike Baruffi
Tenor

Matthew Onigman
Tenor

Anthony Alberti
Bass

Changkuo Hsieh
Bass

Rick Morley
Bass

Ted Roper
Bass