Amahl and The Night Visitors
Version: LONDON REVIVAL
Haywood, Lorna/Dobson, John/Rainbird, James
This is the only STEREO as well as being a DIGITAL recording currently available of the beloved classic Children's Opera, Amahl And The Night Visitors. The only other version available is the old 1950 TV soundtrack Mono recording. This recording is authenticated by the fact that it was recorded in the presence of the composer, Gian-Carlo Menotti with the cast and orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from a production directed by him.
Child sensation, James Rainbird sings the role of Amahl and American Soprano star, Lorna Haywood sings his mother. They are supported by British Opera stars, John Dobson, Donald Maxwell and Curtis Watson as well
as the chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Amahl is the touching and charming story of a poor crippled boy who met with the three wise men and followed them to pay homage to the baby Christ. In doing so, a miracle happens and the boy was cured.
Every year at Christmas, there are hundreds of productions of Gian-Carlo's masterpiece and children throughout the world are captivated by the wonderful music. This CD will no doubt appeal to all those who have been exposed by its charm and magic.