The Messiah Project will produce Two Winter Holiday Operas in cooperation with MSU Opera Department, directed by Dr. Ann Marie Daehn; the MSU Chamber Orchestra, directed by Dr. Amy Muchnick; and dancers from Credo Dance Academy.
A free student performance is offered on Nov. 16 at 10 AM at the Springfield Art Museum. Send your request for tickets to amahlSGF@gmail.com.
Amahl and the Night Visitors is a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer. The story finds that on one night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child.
The Gift of the Magi is a chamber opera with music by David Conte and libretto by Nicholas Giardini. Based on the short story of the same title by O. Henry, the opera focuses on Jim and Della, a poor married couple who cannot afford to buy each other presents for Christmas.
Public performances at the Springfield Art Museum, 111 E. Brookside Dr. are:
Saturday November 17, 7:30 PM
Sunday November 18, 3:30 PM
We will also take the performance to the Monett Performing Arts Center, 1 David Sippy Dr.
Friday November 30, 7:30 PM
Adults $20, Students & Children $5 and available at Missouristate.edu/Opera or at the door.