Touch of Classics! Vocal Entertainment
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
A Musical Fable by Gian Carlo Menotti
Philadelphia's TOUCH OF CLASSICS! is presenting the classic holiday opera AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS by Gian Carlo Menotti featuring a professional cast of Philadelphia performers and local South Jersey talent in a fully staged and costumed production at The Rotunda. The Opera will be performed at 4:00pm on January 18th. The production will feature Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre , Touch of Classics! co-founders, along with Casey Howell, Soprano in the title role of Amahl. The hour long opera will be performed in English and is the perfect venue for the entire family.
FULL CAST: Casey Howell as Amahl, Dorothy Cardella as the Mother, Stephen Raytek as Melchior, James R Longacre as Kaspar, Edward Bogusz as Baltaszar, with Raja Vaidya as the Page
CHOREOGRAPHY: Patty Nasuti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Michael Tunney
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Joseph Krupa
Since 1951, the premiere year, AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS has been delighting audiences young and old with the story of the visit of the THREE KINGS on their way to pay homage to the Christ Child. The story focuses on the young crippled shepherd AMAHL and the miracle that ensues from the kingly visit.
Admission: Adults: $10.00 and Children (12 and under): $5.00, Cash-Only. Come celebrate Epiphany with TOUCH OF CLASSICS and the wonderful music of composer Gian Carlo Menotti! Remember, THE THREE WISEMAN STOP IN UNIVERSITY CITY FOR ONE DAY ONLY!
For a quarter of a century, Philadelphia's own TOUCH OF CLASSICS! MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT! has delighted audiences with the finest in vocal musical entertainment available in the Tri-State area. Dorothy Cardella and James R. Longacre, husband and wife duo have performed together in a variety of musical performances throughout the United States. Their specialties range from Opera to Operetta and Musical Theater, along with Cabaret and Popular Music. Individually, they have performed in productions with companies such as Opera Delaware, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Arden Theater and Walnut Street Theater, each having made a solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York premieres. Dorothy has been soprano soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and James has performed a leading role with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, along with a solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall. Graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, they are recognized together by their company name, Touch of Classics!Musical Entertainment and are available for concerts, parties and holiday events. ###