Amahl and The Night Visitors

Only Available Recording

Amahl and The Night Visitors, Only Available Recording
CDJAY 1303
DIGITAL
RECORDING
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CD1: 48'40''

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Music and Libretto by
Gian-Carlo Menotti

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.

CD 1
  1. Prelude / Opening
    Lorna Haywood, James Rainbird, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
  2. What Was Keeping You Outside?
    Lorna Haywood, James Rainbird
  3. Don't Cry Mother Dear
    James Rainbird, Lorna Haywood
  4. From Far Away We Come
    John Dobson, Donald Maxwell, Curtis Watson
  5. Amahl, Go See Who's Knocking
    Lorna Haywood, James Rainbird, John Dobson, Donald Maxwell, Curtis Watson
  6. It's Nice Here
    John Dobson, Donald Maxwell, Curtis Watson
  7. I Was A Shepherd
    James Rainbird, Donald Maxwell, John Dobson
  8. This Is My Box
    John Dobson, Lorna Haywood, Donald Maxwell
  9. Have You Seen A Child?
    Donald Maxwell, John Dobson, Curtis Watson, Lorna Haywood
  10. Shepherds, Shepherds
    Chorus, Lorna Haywood, Donald Maxwell
  11. Dance
    Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  12. Thank You Good Friends
    Donald Maxwell, James Rainbird, John Dobson, Chorus
  13. All That Gold
    Lorna Haywood, James Rainbird, John Dobson, Donald Maxwell, Chorus
  14. Thief! Thief!
    Christopher Painter, Lorna Haywood, Donald Maxwell, James Rainbird
  15. I Walk Mother
    James Rainbird, Curtis Watson, Donald Maxwell, John Dobson, Lorna Haywood
  16. What To Do With Your Crutch?
    Lorna Haywood, James Rainbird, Donald Maxwell, Chorus