You’ve got the perfect opportunity to introduce the little ones to the opera this December, as Amahl and the Night Visitors comes to Leeds Corn Exchange.
Leeds Corn Exchange is about to show its first ever opera, just in time for Christmas. Amahl and the Night Visitors has been produced by the Northern Opera Group, a new community company that started up in August, and is designed to introduce the little ones to the joy of the opera.
It takes us back to the night before Jesus is born, giving us the story from the unique viewpoint of Amahl, a disabled young boy. He and his mother encounter the Three Kings, Kaspar, Melchior and Balthazar, on their way to Bethlehem to pay their respects and present gifts to the new born King, Jesus of Nazareth.
The Leeds Corn Exchange production will be directed by David Ward and conducted by Martin Binks OBE, two of the most accomplished in their fields, while there’ll be shadow puppets controlled by Rebekah Caputo and dance by Leeds’ Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
“It’s been great to bring together people from all over Leeds to take part in the show and discover the fun of performing in opera,” David Ward, Director of Northern Opera Group and Amahl and the Night Visitors, told us. “We’ve assembled a really talented cast and crew for the show, and Rebekah Caputo’s live shadow puppetry makes the show really special. Leeds Corn Exchange is an especially magical venue at Christmas time, and audiences can come along before the show for food and drink at Primo’s inside the Corn Exchange itself.”
If you want to get the whole family into the swing of Christmas this year, watching Amahl and the Night Visitors at Leeds Corn Exchange should be just the ticket.
Amahl and the Night Visitors is at Leeds Corn Exchange at 8pm on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December 2015. Tickets are available from Northern Opera Group.