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FSU’s Opera Theatre Presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
11/26/2007

The Frostburg State University Department of Music presents the FSU Chamber Choir in Concert and the Opera Theatre production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in FSU Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall.

The FSU Chamber Choir, under the direction of Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker, assisted by Betty Jane Phillips on piano, will open the concert with seasonal selections: “Three Latvian Carols” by Andrejs Jansons, “Ave Maria” by Morton Lauridsen, “In Winter” by Paul Hindemith, “Winter” by Z. Randall Stroope and “Snowfall” by Gene Puerling.

The concert continues with the production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” which follows Amahl, a poor young boy who is miraculously cured after he is visited by the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem. Performers include Nicole Sirois as Amahl, Krystle Hutton as Amahl’s Mother, Joseph Brickey-Goldsmith as King Melchior, Kyle Medeiros as King Kaspar, Tony Walter as King Balthazar and Arnold McNeal as The Page. The chorus features the FSU Chamber Choir. The play is directed by Jonathan Hodel, costumes are designed by Olivia Hartman and the set is designed by Conrad Maust. The Chamber Orchestra includes Mark Gallagher on clarinet, Francesca Arnone on flute, Amy Galbraith on oboe, Lynn Hileman on bassoon and Phillips, piano.

General admission is $5, children under 16 admitted free. For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at (301) 687-4109.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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