"Amahl and the Night Visitors" presented by Opera Theatre

FSU’s Opera Theatre to Feature Student Performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Frostburg State University’s Department of Music Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” preceded by several musical theatre selections, on Monday, Nov. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. If you can't attend the recital, it will also be livestreamed; click the 'Join Stream' button on this page a few minutes before the recital is scheduled to begin, or anytime during the recital, to view the live performance..

The program showcases students from FSU’s Opera Workshop. They will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Joseph Yungen.

This rendering of Menotti’s short classic opera about a Christmas miracle features soprano Hannah Rose Hieronimus, singing the role of the poor widow who is Amahl’s mother, as well as tenor JJ DeVoe, baritone Ivan Godoy and bass-baritone G. Andre Mason, singing the roles of the three magi – Kaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Mezzo-sopranos Whitney O’Haver and Pearl Pobee will join the chorus of Emmanuel Episcopal Church as they lend their voices to embody the chorus of shepherds. Four FSU students are featured as dancers: Cheyenne Dyson, Ember Horn, Sydney Martinez and Victoria Talbert.

The opera will be preceded by two musical theatre excerpts: “Stranger to the Rain” from “Children of Eden” by Stephen Schwartz, sung by O’Haver, and the duet “Take Me to the World” from Stephen Sondheim’s written-for-television musical “Evening Primrose,” sung by Pobee and DeVoe.

Stage direction and choreography is by Gregory Scott Stuart, choral direction is by Dr. Scott Rieker and dance direction is by Kristin Kavanaugh.

The University is following CDC guidance based on current conditions in the area. Currently, FSU expects masks to be worn indoors when in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors to campus must visit www.frostburg.edu/checkin for symptom monitoring.

For more information, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30pm

Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

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