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Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti is a much-loved opera for the whole family, which since its premiere in 1951 has become a Christmas classic around the world.

Amahl, a poor widow’s son, who can only walk with the help of a crutch, is amazed one evening to see a huge star hovering over their house. Three strangers arrive and seek shelter for the night. This is the beginning of a night filled with wonders for Amahl and his mother.

Amahl and the Night Visitors is a traditional Christmas tale with familiar references to our cultural heritage. It's the story of the Three Kings in search of Baby Jesus, but with a twist. Here, the main character is the poor and disabled young boy Amahl, who lives with his mother.

Photos: Magnus Skrede (from the performance in 2022, with Benjamin Winter in the title role):

Amahl and the Night Visitors
 is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti 

Translated to Norwegian by Marit Selfjord

Gunvald Ottesen / Conductor
Victoria Bomann-Larsen / Stage Director 

Odd Halstensen / Set and Lighting Design

Cathrine Ahlsen / Costume Design
Håkon Matti Skrede / Chorus Master

Jakob Elias Kivijärvi Hals / Amahl 

Ivi Karnezi / Amahl's mother 

Mikkel Fjeld Skorpen / King Kaspar 

Håvard Stensvold / King Melchior 

Jacob Abel / King Balthazar 

Samuel Winter / The Page

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 

Singers from Edvard Grieg Youth Choir

Sung and texted in Norwegian
Best suited for school-aged children and adults of all ages

18th December at 5 PM
19th December at 5 PM and 7 PM
Peer Gynt-salen in Grieghallen

A new production by Bergen National Opera, presented in collaboration with Musikkselskapet Harmonien and Edvard Grieg Youth Choir.

With generous support from the Abraham Odfjell Foundation and SR-Banken


Selected dates