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Scenes from our production of the opera
Opening scene: The star
From the door of her house, Mother: "Amahl, What is keeping you outside?"
Amahl: "Oh Mother, there has never been such a sky!"
Amahl: "The star has a tail this long!"
The Mother: "What shall we do with nothing to eat?"
Three kings arive at the door - Mother: "Noble Sires!"
King Melchior (center): "It is nice here"
Amahl to King Balthazar: "Are you a real king?"
Amahl: "I was a shepherd, I had a flock of sheep.
King Kaspar: "This is my box! I never travel without my box!"
King Melchior: "These are the gifts for the child."
The shepherds arrive at the door.
"This is all we shepherds can offer you"
The shepherds dance.
Mother puts Amahl to bed.
(While the kings sleep.) Mother: "All that gold!"
Mother: "Do rich people know what to do with their gold?
The Page: "Thief!, Thief!!
Page: "Give it back!, Give it back."
Amahl: "Don't you dare hurt my mother!"
Melchior: "Oh woman, you may keep the gold."
"The child we seek doesn't need our gold.
Mother: "Take back your gold. For such a king I've waited all my life.
Amahl: "But Mother, let me send him my crutch.
"I walk, Mother!"
Kings and Mother: "He walks. He walks!"
Kings: "This is a sign from God!"
Kings: "Oh Blessed Child may I touch you?"
Page: "Blessed Child, may I touch you??"
Amahl: "Mother, may I go with the kings to bring my crutch to the child?"
Amahl: "Watch my cat." Mother: "Yes, I promise..."
Amahl and Mother: "I shall miss you very much, very much."
Kings, Amahl, and Page leave on their journey
Mother watches from the door as they depart
Orchestra, Directed by Dr. Anne Weaver, Dr. Matthew Cron, pianist,
The Shepherd Dancers
The Shepherd Chorus
Amahl and The Mother
Audience rises to cheer the orchestra and cast.
The part of Amahl was played by Brandon Dallmann with Yvonne Field as Amahl's mother. Junius Harris, Jack Stebbins, and Robert Weaver were the three kings. The part of the Page was played by Jonathan Niedzielski, and an augmented Immanuel Choir participated as the Shepherds Chorus and Shepherd Dancers.
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