How would you like to celebrate the holidays by going to the opera?

 

Wait, wait. Come back.

 

Ok, I know I may have sent some of you running with the word “opera.” Hear me out, though. I started college as a voice major (and ended as an English major, but that’s a tale for another day), so the suggestion of going to the opera sounds AWESOME to me. However, there’s a classic American opera coming to Indianapolis that I think you and your family will love.

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, an Italian born composer who considers America his home. Here’s a little more about the show:

 

This warm and compassionate story captures the essential spirit of Christmas. It tells of the night the Three Kings, following the Star of Bethlehem, stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor crippled shepherd boy who lives with his widowed mother. Inspired by the Wise Men’s talk of a kingdom “built of love alone,” Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child—and experiences a miracle.

 

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors is performed in English, so everyone can follow along with the story. It’s also only 50 minutes long, so young audience members will be able to enjoy the entire show without getting antsy. This is definitely a family-friendly opera, and the Indianapolis Opera is making the experience as family-friendly as possible by offering Amahl’s Family Packages:

 

• Surprises and other goodies from Amahl will greet your family when you take your seats.
• Pre-show crafts and activities put everyone in the holiday spirit prior to the curtain.
• Friends and relatives can join you and save 10% on their tickets when bought with your family package.
Choose from:
• Star package – Four (4) tickets in premium seats for only $140 (a savings of $60), plus benefits listed above.
• Three Wise Men package – Four (4) tickets in regular seats for only $80 (a savings of $20), plus benefits listed above.

(Contact Maria Souza at 317-283-3470 or marias@indyopera.org to take advantage of this holiday family special.  Single tickets are also available, starting at just $25.)

Want to see the show?

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors will be performed at the Bastille Opera Center (4011 N. Pennsylvania St.) December 6th through the 8th and 13th through the 15th. Shows are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. You can find out more information and purchase tickets at the Indianapolis opera website. 

Or…

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 

I am excited to be giving away four tickets to see Amahl and the Night Visitors on Friday, December 6th, 2013! To enter, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end Sunday, December 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST. Best of luck to you!

DesignHer Momma is also giving away tickets, so go enter her giveaway and increase your chances of winning!

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