A holiday treat for the entire family, Menotti’s beloved Christmas opera tells the story of a young and precocious crippled shepherd boy whose life changes forever when he sees an amazing star “as big as a window.” Three kings from afar who are following the star in search of a wondrous child encounter Amahl and his mother. The result is humorous and inspiring with messages of hope and love.
Presented by Opera Orlando – Gabriel Preisser, Executive & Artistic Director
Sung in English
Holiday Choral Opener by TOTA Conservatory
TOTA Music & Theatre Conservatory is located in the heart of Palm Harbor and is dedicated to facilitating self-discovery and personal growth through exploration of the arts. We witness the power of the arts and how it changes lives. Whether you are interested in taking private voice lessons, learning an instrument, expressing yourself through movement and dance, or mastering acting techniques used by professionals, TOTA Music and Theatre Conservatory provides an unparalleled educational experience for Tampa Bay area artists of all ages. Today’s performers, the Ambassadors of Sound, is an elite vocal group which serves our community by providing music therapy to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Our Ambassadors are in demand to perform for local charity and business events throughout the area. TOTA Music & Theatre Conservatory is excited to be partnering with Tarpon Arts for this wonderful event.
TOTA Holiday Choral Set List (Piece & Composer):
We Are Lights… Steve Young and Stephen Schwartz
Mary Did You Know… Mark Lowry and Buddy Green
Aria Medley… Italian Art Songs
The Melody Within… Michael McLean, Kurt Bestor, and Sam Cardon
Stay I Pray You… Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Angels Carol… John Rutter
Angie… M. K. Jerome & Jack Scholl
Amazing Grace… Traditional
Coventry Carol… Traditional
Hanerot Halalu… Baruch J. Cohon
Baby It’s Cold Outside… Frank Loesser
We Need A Little Christmas… Jerry Herman
We Three Kings… John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Jingle Bell Rock… Joe Beal and Jim Boothie
Carol of the Bells… M. Leontovich & Peter J. Wilhousky
Night of Silence… Daniel Kantor