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Author Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007.

Title Amahl and the night visitors [videorecording] / by Gian Carlo Menotti ; Showcase Productions, Inc. ; G. Schirmer, Inc. ; producer, Samuel Chotzinoff ; produced for DVD by Allan Altman ; director, Kirk Browning.

Imprint Pleasantville, N.Y. : Video Artists International, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B MENO ANV S00DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (46 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: An exclusive 2007 interview with Rosemary Kuhlmann, who created the role of the Mother in the premiere of Amahl (28 min.); Christmas carols sung by the Columbus Boychoir, from the original 1955 telecast (6 min.).
Credits Choreographer, John Butler ; music and libretto, Gian Carlo Menotti ; music and artistic director, Peter Herman Adler ; designer, Eugene Berman.
Performer Bill McIver (Amahl), Rosemary Kuhlmann (Mother), Andrew McKinley (King Kaspar), David Aiken (King Melchior), Leon Lishner (King Balthazar), Francis Monachino (Page), John Butler, Glen Tetley, Carmen Gutierrez (dancing shepherds); members of the Symphony of the Air, Thomas Schippers, conductor.
Event Live telecast, originally broadcast on December 25, 1955 on NBC Opera Theatre.
Summary A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Sung in English, optional Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Drama.
Children with disabilities -- West Bank -- Bethlehem -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- West Bank -- Bethlehem -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television musicals
Added Author Chotzinoff, Samuel, 1889-1964.
Altman, Allan.
Browning, Kirk, 1921-2008.
Schippers, Thomas.
McIver, Bill.
Kuhlmann, Rosemary.
McKinley, Andrew.
Aiken, David.
Lishner, Leon, 1913-1995.
Monachino, Francis.
Butler, John, 1920-1993.
Tetley, Glen.
GutiƩrrez, Carmen.
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007.
Showcase Productions.
G. Schirmer, Inc.
Symphony of the Air.
Columbus Boychoir.
Video Artists International.
Added Title NBC Opera Theatre.
Standard No. 089948440093
Music No. 4400 Video Artists International

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