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MenottisAmahlandthenightvisitors

Fully-staged, sung in English accompanied by the Opus Concert Theatre Chamber Orchestra, we proudly present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. A poor widow and her young disabled son, Amahl, are on the verge of starvation, when a knock at the door reveals Three Kings, each bearing gifts as they follow the star in the East. When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of their journey, lives are changed forever. Each show includes an entertaining pre-show lecture, and a meet and greet the artists afterwards. Let us be a part of your Holiday Celebration. Three Venues, Five Performances!

Click here to download a PDF of the program.

Cast for Amahl and the Night Visitors 2019

Mother – Diana Cantrelle
Amahl – Alexandra Mercado
King Kaspar – Leroy Smith
King Melchior – Peter Tomaszewski
King Balthazar – Tim Kjer
Page – Thomas Schiller

Conductor – Maestra Anna Binneweg
Assistant Conductor – Maestro Isaiah Shim
Concert Pianists – Aejin Kim and Ellen Suh
Director – Kevin Crysler
Choreographer – Fen Han

Opus Concert Theatre Chamber Orchestra
Violinist – Xinzhi Xue
Violist – Daniel MacKie
Cellists – Shelly Monroe, Pavin Rajagopal
Oboe – Niall Casey

Sopranos
Elena Wenderoth – Section Leader/Amahl Cover/Featured Dancer
Yevgeniya Gnezdilova – Dancer
Emily Zimmer – Stage Manager
Alice Chen

Altos
Jasmine LaChaé – Dancer – Section Leader
Samantha Brocker
Tracy Lynge
Jill Pekofsky

Tenors
Lev Axler
Jeff Houston
Benjamin Walker

Basses
Dave Pumplin – Section Leader
Jered Wenderoth, Cover King Balthazar
David Smith
Thomas Schiller

Three Venues, Five Performances

==1== Germano’s Piattini (weblink)====
300 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Noon Doors Open, 1 pm Performance
$20 for show, $35 for the gourmet Italian lunch

==2==Slayton House Theatre (Slayton House) ====
10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Buy Tickets Here

20 December – Friday Evening
21 December – Saturday Evening
7 pm Doors Open, Showtime 7:30-8:30 pm
Catered Meet and Greet the Cast after the show

22 December – Sunday Matinee
House opens at 2 pm
Showtime – 2:30 pm
3:30 – 4 pm = Catered Meet and Greet the Cast

==3== New Hope Lutheran Church (NHLC) ====
8575 Guilford Rd
Columbia, MD 21046
Buy Tickets Here

4 January 2020 – Saturday Matinee
House opens at 1:30 pm
Showtime – 2 pm
3 – 3:30 pm = Catered Meet and Greet the Cast

 
 
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Amahl and the Night Visitors

Fully-staged, sung in English accompanied by the Opus Concert Theatre Chamber Orchestra, we proudly present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. A poor widow and her young disabled son, Amahl, are on the verge of starvation, when a knock at the door reveals Three Kings, each bearing gifts as they follow the star in the East. When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of their journey, lives are changed forever. Each show includes an entertaining pre-show lecture, and a meet and greet the artists afterwards. Let us be a part of your Holiday Celebration. Three Venues: Germano’s, Slayton House Theatre and New Hope Lutheran Church

Click here to download a PDF of the program.

CAST
Maestro – Jordan Randall Smith
Director/Producer – Kevin Crysler 

Amahl – Skyler Betz and Elena Wenderoth
Mother – Diana Cantrelle
King Kaspar – Leroy Andrew Smith
King Melchior – Matthew Ogden
King Balthazar –
Dimitri Tchienga
Page – Stanley Livengood
Dancer/Choreographer – Maggie Flanigan

Opus Concert Theatre Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Singers
Concert Pianist – Aejin Kim
Al McLane – Bass
Elizabeth Davis – Cello
Niall Casey – Oboe
Amanda Hedgecock- Violin

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Amahl and the Night Visitors
(with Holiday Sing Along)
by Gian Carlo Menotti
Germano’s Panini
(In Baltimore’s Little Italy!)
300 S. High Street
Baltimore MD 21202

$20 for show, $35 for the gourmet Italian lunch

Sunday, 16 December 2016
Noon
 
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Slayton House Theatre
Wilde Lake Village
10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
(Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance)
 
Friday 21 December 2018
Evening show at 8pm
Saturday, 22 December
Matinée show at 3pm
Evening show at 8pm
Sunday, 23 December
Matinée show at 3pm
 
 
 
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New Hope Lutheran Church
8575 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046

January 5, 2019
Feast of the Epiphany
Matinée Show 3 pm  Community is welcome

A portion of ticket sales and donations will benefit the Music Ministry at New Hope Lutheran Church

Buy Tickets at EventBrite

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AÏDA by Giuseppe Verdi  Concert Version – Sung in Italian with projected English Supertitles
 
 
Performances are:
 
2 June and 9 June at Owen Brown Interfaith Center
                                       Concert Hall C
                                        7246 Cradlerock Way
                        Doors open at 3:15
                        Performance begins – 3:30 pm
 Tickets – $30 for Adults, $25 for Seniors, Students and Children
 
17 June at Germano’s Piattini
                    300 S. High Street
          Doors open for lunch seating at 12 noon
          Show begins at 1:15 pm
 Tickets – $25
 
 
AÏDA Cast:

Conductor: Nonna Kaler-Slutsky
Accompanist:  Aejin Kim

Principal Artists:
Karen Myers Rhodovi, AÏDA – Soprano
Keith Craig, Radamès – Tenor
Aurelio Dominguez, Radamès – Tenor
Diana Cantrelle, Amneris – Mezzo-Soprano
Albert Niedel, Amonasro – Baritone
Stanley Livengood, High Priest – Bass Section Leader
Gregory Scott Stuart, Il Re/Pharaoh – Baritone
Joseph Kaz – Messenger-Tenor Section Leader
Shanna Balman, High Priestess- Soprano Section Leader
Ginny Morgan Arey, High Priestess-Alto Section Leader
Stephanie Shade, Priestess Trio-Ensemble

Sopranos
Jillian Finnemore, AÏDA Cover
Victoria Henderson
Juliet Rose Beach
Emily Zimmer, Stage Manager & Priestess Trio Cover

Altos
Ellen Ehrenreich
Mattie Newgent
Laura Starita
Christina Updike
Elena Patricia Wenderoth

Tenors
Chris Allison – Messenger & Radamès Cover
Benjamin Walker
Inge Hyder

Basses
John Cupp – Bass – Il Re/Pharaoh Cover
Jeff Houston
David Smith, Stage Manager

Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl & the Night Visitors. A poor widow and her young disabled son, Amahl, are on the verge of starvation, when a knock at the door reveals three kings, each bearing gifts as they follow the star in the East. When Amahl and his mother learn the purpose of their journey, lives are changed forever. Sung in English, this beautiful one-act opera will warm your heart.

Click here to download a PDF of the program.

Performed in English with Chamber Orchestra.
Performance Dates
1 December 2017 – Friday Evening – 7:30 pm
2 December 2017 – Saturday Matinee – 2:30 pm
                                      Saturday Evening – 7:30 pm
3 December 2017 – Sunday Matinee – 2:30 pm

$15 for Seniors, Students and Children.  $ 25 for Adults
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Howard County Center For the Arts Theatre
8510 High Ridge Rd
Ellicott City MD 21043

Click here for directions to Howard County Center for the Arts Theatre

Cast:
Amahl – Lawren Palmer, Soprano
Mother – Diana Cantrelle, Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
King Kaspar – Jim Li, Tenor
King Melchior – Elliot Matheny, Baritone
King Balthazar – Leroy Smith, Bass
Page – Gregory Scott Stuart, Bass

Pianist & Maestra – Aejin Kim

 
Ensemble Artists (Shepherds):
Sopranos:
Juliet Rose Beach
Mattie Newgent
Valerie Smith

Elena Wenderoth
Emily Zimmer

Altos:
Amanda Leininger
Nicole Propst
Laura Quiroga-Rodgriguez 
Crissy Updike

Tenors:
Jeff Houston
Inge Hyder
Benjamin Walker

Jered Wenderoth

Basses:
Les Gesell 
Clark Pickett 
David Smith

Amahl Production Team:
Director/Lighting Designer – Kevin Crysler
Director/Choreographer –  Gregory Stuart
Stage Manager & Props – Dr. Anne Ballenger
Costume Designer –  Valerie Smith
Ron Israel – Videographer
Dana Bius – Treasurer
Page Turner for Maestra Kim – Jeanne Zimmer 

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**** Another Chance to See Us Perform ****

Join us for lunch at noon and performance at 1pm
Sunday, December 17th at
Germano’s Piattini (small plates)
Contemporary Italian Kitchen and Bar
for another performance of
Amahl and the Night Visitors
with a Holiday Sing Along (Come sing with us)

Tickets are $20 for Seniors,Adults, Students and Children
Buy Tickets

Germano’s Piattini
300 South High Street (at Fawn St.)
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Visit Germano’s Website for more info

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Carmen—Vive la Liberté
 © 2017 – Bizet, Mérimée, Cantrelle

A return to Bizet’s original masterpiece as he intended with his beloved music sung in French and spoken dialogue in English. Carmen—Vive la Liberté © 2017 by Bizet, Mérimée, and Cantrelle is a new adaptation of the original opera for everyone to enjoy.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of program.

Event was a great success!

Sunday Matinees —Spoken Dialogue in English music Sung in French

Both June 11th  and 18th 2017 – 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Click here for Directions to:
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia MD 21045


Download a letter-sized, interactive flyer of “Carmen” here.